Posts Tagged ‘ hurricanes ’

Wind becoming a new Connecticut shoreline storm concern

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

In Connecticut, all local building officials can do is grit their teeth and enforce the state building code. While they can encourage homeowners to build or renovate to higher standards including those for wind, communities cannot mandate requirements that exceed the state code. For more on this story, visit: Wind becoming a new Connecticut shoreline

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New gasoline reserves to help CT prep for hurricanes 

May 5th, 2014 | By

The DOE said each reserve will  store 500,000 barrels of gasoline, “enough to provide some short-term relief in the event of significant disruptions.”

Coastal management legislation balances environmental concerns with property rights

May 9th, 2012 | By

Legislation to protect the shoreline from such ravages of future storms, as well as the compounding impact of sea level rise, has passed the General Assembly. While it stops far short of a list of mandates, it does represent a sea-change — so to speak — in what the state considers necessary to manage the

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Shored Up: Debate over Development on Barrier Islands Intensifies After Hurricane

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

Hurricane Irene caused significant beach erosion as it made landfall at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a 200-mile-long string of barrier islands. It also crashed into the Jersey Shore, Long Island and other popular East Coast beaches this weekend. Many of these areas are filled with high-priced oceanfront real estate, and the battle to save these

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