Posts Tagged ‘ Irene ’

The First Step To Rebuilding Niantic’s Boardwalk

Dec 8th, 2012 | By

The Town of East Lyme wants to work with Amtrak to rebuild the boardwalk which was tattered and torn by Irene and all but destroyed by Sandy. Congressman Joe Courtney pledges to help broker that deal. Tropical Storm Irene dealt the first blow, washing away enough portions of the pathway to render it unusable this

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Sandy brings a less stormy financial future for oyster farmers

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By

A month after storm Sandy tore across Long Island Sound, Connecticut’s oyster farmers are finally beginning to get a feel for their futures.

State Vegetation Management Task Force Makes Final Recommendations to Improve Roadside Forest Resiliency and Power Reliability

Sep 4th, 2012 | By

The State Vegetation Management Task Force, which examined issues regarding the maintenance of trees along the state’s roads and electrical power lines, has recommended steps the state, municipalities, utilities, and property owners can take to improve the resiliency of roadside trees and forests against future catastrophic weather events while ensuring the reliability of the state’s

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Historical Aerial Photos of Connecticut’s Coastline Now Available Online

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

The consequences of major weather events on Connecticut’s coast, major waterways, and natural resources are easier to understand, now that historical aerial photographs of the state’s coast covering the past 40 years are available online.

Connecticut’s leafy residential landscape found to be factor in extended power outages

Jun 19th, 2012 | By

Extended power outages linked to residents’ embrace of ‘wildland-urban interface’ Connecticut’s unique residential development patterns made the state more vulnerable to extended power outages and other impacts from Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm. That was one of the findings in the state Council on Environmental Quality annual report on the condition of Connecticut’s

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Rewire Connecticut’s electrical system: Rewire Connecticut’s electrical system

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By

Now that Connecticut’s electrical power has been fully restored, the typical governmental responses are kicking in: point fingers, hold hearings and propose changes to existing practices. And, as is also typical, the discussions will take place within a distinct silo of a single issue. In this case, it is the pre- and post-storm performance of Connecticut Light & Power. Jefferson B. Davies writes in The Hartford Courant.

Storms Worsened Sound’s Sewage Problems

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By

47 sewage treatment plants reported spills to the DEEP during two 2011 storms and their aftermath. But sewage spills into the Sound are not as rare as a once-in-a-generation storm such as Irene.

Storms Complicate Matters, But Work Continues On River Trail Project

Dec 31st, 2011 | By

WINDSOR — Progress on construction of the multiuse River Trail is on schedule, despite a tropical storm in August that downed trees and flooded the banks of the Connecticut River and a freakish October snowstorm that brought down even more trees. Work on the trail, which eventually is expected to run from the Barber Street

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ConnCollege students help Coast Guard cadets build nesting boxes for endangered roseate terns

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

Armed with drills, hammers and scissors, Connecticut College students recently spent an entire Saturday helping cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and members of Audubon Connecticut build 200 nesting boxes for endangered roseate terns. The boxes will replace those that were destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene

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Power To The People | Frank Panzarella via CT News Junkie

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

In the wake of serious electric outages in Connecticut, it would seem that speaking truth to power was never more urgently needed. For far too long energy distribution companies in CT have swaggered with their control of a hostage consumer market and a relatively pliable DPUC and a legislature willing to accept their expertise and

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Shellfish farmers cut off from agriculture disaster aid | The Connecticut Mirror

Sep 15th, 2011 | By

WASHINGTON–While many Connecticut farmers are scrambling to salvage their crops and repair the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, one segment of the state’s agriculture community is still at a standstill: shellfish farmers. And even if state officials succeed in getting a federal disaster declaration to help other Connecticut farmers recover, the U.S. Department of

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EARTH MATTERS: Robert Miller: Irene’s Ill wind, brings great birds

Sep 12th, 2011 | By

Ordinarily, you would rarely see a black tern in Connecticut and only along the shoreline. A Leach’s storm-petrel is a seabird that stays out in the Atlantic entirely. It does not frequent Litchfield County lakes. But after Irene, there were dozens of black terns in the state. Read more here: EARTH MATTERS: Robert Miller Ill

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Sediment Spews from Connecticut River | NASA

Sep 12th, 2011 | By

Nearly a week after Hurricane Irene drenched New England with rainfall in late August 2011, the Connecticut River was spewing muddy sediment into Long Island Sound and wrecking the region’s farmland just before harvest.

Connecticut wildlife also affected by Irene

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By

Sometimes it rains like cats and dogs. But Hurricane Irene brought us a new kind of animal precipitation: it rained baby squirrels, as thousands were blown from their nests. “There’s been a flood of calls about squirrels dropping out of trees everywhere,” said Laura Simon, field director, Urban Wildlife Program of the Humane Society of

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MDC customers not affected by boil water advisory

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

State Department of Public Health’s Advisory to 69 Drinking Water Systems does not affect MDC Water Supply (HARTFORD, CT) – The Metropolitan District (MDC) is informing customers that the boil water advisory issued by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health does not apply to customers in any of the District’s member towns of

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Donate to hurricane relief through safe secure website: Malloy

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that people wishing to make donations to help people and businesses impacted by Hurricane Irene may do so online here. The website is also accessible through and agency websites. “In the few days since Hurricane Irene swept through Connecticut, we’ve begun to see just how

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Assistance available for farmers |

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

Connecticut farmers are reminded that two agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with offices in Norwich, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, are available to offer assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Read more here: – Assistance available for farmers | Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and

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