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Premium Content UConn program's goal is managing forest growth near power lines

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 12:41 am

Connecticut's miles of tree-lined roads are for many a favorite feature of the state's landscape, and Thomas Worthley agrees these shady corridors are beautiful. But, he believes, a developed place like Connecticut shouldn't continue to coexist with...

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Premium Content Hurricane Arthur generates heavy surf at area beaches

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 11:31 pm

Misquamicut State Beach lifeguards take advantage of the heavy surf kicked up by Hurricane Arthur to perform some heavy surf training at the beach in Westerly Friday.

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Hurricane Arthur moves offshore after flooding North Carolina's Outer Banks

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 8:36 am

Hurricane Arthur began moving offshore and away from North Carolina's Outer Banks early Friday after hitting the state's barrier islands overnight and causing flooding.

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Premium Content Propane tank missing since 2011 removed from Connecticut River

 January 21, 2014; Updated: 10:35 pm

A propane tank that had been missing since 2011 was removed from the Connecticut River Saturday by the Coast Guard and federal, state and local partners.

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Premium Content FEMA grant program awards more than $900,000 to elevate homes in Misquamicut

 December 6, 2013; Updated: 11:50 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has awarded $903,816 to elevate eight houses in Misquamicut, the Town of Westerly announced Friday.

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Premium Content Groton looks to replace storm-damaged Long Point bridge

 November 29, 2013; Updated: 11:57 pm

It may be a year away, but the town hopes to ask voters for authorization to replace the Groton Long Point Bridge, which was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

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Premium Content Hurricane of 1938: Homes splintered, neighborhoods gone

 September 22, 2013; Updated: 12:33 am

The news coming out of southern New England on the morning of Sept. 22, 1938, consisted of one thing: silence. There was no way to place a phone call, no trains or buses, no word from the police, and no information from the newspapers.

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Premium Content Still shocking to recall destructive force of Hurricane of 1938

 September 21, 2013; Updated: 12:07 am

Seventy-five years ago today, the Hurricane of 1938, a Category 3 monster, descended on southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island without warning.PHOTO GALLERY - Reader Photos - Hurricane of 1938

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2012 hurricane season another for the record books

 November 30, 2012; Updated: 11:56 am

The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it's another one for the record books, above and beyond the destruction of Sandy.

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Premium Content Federal storm help available, but few appear interested

 November 5, 2012; Updated: 12:55 pm

The owners of just two homes showed up at the Disaster Recovery Center at the Groton Senior Center Sunday to learn about applying for disaster assistance from FEMA officials.

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Dismantled by the sea in Old Saybrook

 October 31, 2012; Updated: 10:10 am

A summer home in the Chalker Beach section of Old Saybrook owned by Jeff Ratner of Avon was among the structures destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.

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Region braces for a big blow

 October 29, 2012; Updated: 10:26 am

Residents across the region brace for Hurricane Sandy as towns order evacuations of low lying areas.FULL STORM COVERAGE

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Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark

 September 3, 2012; Updated: 3:08 pm

Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water.

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Rescues, evacuations in Isaac's wake as it heads north

 August 30, 2012; Updated: 3:48 pm

Hundreds of homes, perhaps more, were underwater, thousands of people were staying at shelters and half of the state was without power. About 500 people had to be rescued by boat or high-water vehicles, and at least two people were killed.

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Premium Content Emergency Alert System broadcast sent in error

 July 12, 2012; Updated: 12:04 am

The state's emergency operations center mistakenly sent a broadcast today that a civil preparedness emergency had been declared for the state.

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Premium Content Utility outage bill clears state Senate

 May 6, 2012; Updated: 12:10 am

The state Senate on Saturday approved a package of storm preparedness initiatives aimed at preventing some of the problems and lengthy power outages that happened last year with Tropical Storm Irene and the late October snowstorm.

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Premium Content Trees on private land blamed for damage in study of Irene, October snowstorm

 March 12, 2012; Updated: 1:13 am

Trees on private property caused about 35 to 40 percent of the damage from Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm, a survey of town tree wardens shows.

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Premium Content Groton Long Point Association seeks cleanup reimbursement

 January 25, 2012; Updated: 12:44 am

Groton - The president of the Groton Long Point Association was proactive when it came to cleaning up after Tropical Storm Irene last summer. Now, borough officials again are being proactive, this time trying to recoup...

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POST IRENE: Emergency Management Funds Sought for Essex

 November 28, 2011; Updated: 11:16 am

Tropical Storm Irene proved to be a valuable teacher. The town's emergency management systems were put to the test and while many passed, the storm highlighted some deficiencies. And now, the Board of Selectmen is moving forward with a funding...

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Disaster loan deadline nears in Mass., Conn., RI

 October 28, 2011; Updated: 10:14 am

Boston (AP) — Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island victims of the remnants of Hurricane Irene are running out of time to apply for federal disaster loans to replace lost property.

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Premium Content Farmers take a pass on getting Irene loans

 October 10, 2011; Updated: 12:00 am

Mystic - John "Whit" Davis held up an ear of his Narragansett Indian Flint Corn to show to a visitor Sunday afternoon. Davis, owner of Davis Farm in Pawcatuck, explained that the corn - when turned into corn meal - is a key...

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Premium Content Salem, restaurant rebound after damage done by Irene

 October 1, 2011; Updated: 12:18 am

Salem - As 11 a.m. approached Thursday morning, Alex Alevras was in the midst of his daily routine.

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Connecticut senator calls for probe into Irene aid

 October 1, 2011; Updated: 10:22 am

Hartford (AP) — Southington state Sen. Joe Markley is asking state auditors to review how the Connecticut Department of Social Services handled the recent distribution of payments to needy people who sustained losses from Tropical...

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Connecticut senators want help for shellfish farmers

 September 29, 2011; Updated: 5:42 am

Hartford (AP) — U.S. Sens. Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal are trying to add shellfish to the list of damaged crops that would be eligible for federal disaster relief.

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Premium Content Register Irene losses with FEMA

 September 29, 2011; Updated: 12:45 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reminded residents and businesses that suffered losses during Tropical Storm Irene to register with Federal Emergency Management Agency to begin the disaster assistance process. Registering with FEMA is critical, as...

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Premium Content Hundreds apply for food aid in wake of Irene

 September 28, 2011; Updated: 11:57 am

More than 1,000 people queue up outside the state Department of Social Services building in Hartford to apply for financial assistance after losing food during power outages caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

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Premium Content Old Lyme to hold forums on Irene response

 September 28, 2011; Updated: 6:41 pm

Old Lyme — The town will hold two public forums in October for residents to share their thoughts on the town’s response to Tropical Storm Irene.

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Premium Content Panel begins review of Irene preparation and response

 September 28, 2011; Updated: 12:45 pm

Hartford – An eight-member volunteer panel has begun a comprehensive review of Connecticut’s preparation and response to Tropical Storm Irene with a goal of preparing the state for future big storms.The S.T.O.R.M.

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Premium Content Storm victims line up for aid in Norwich

 September 27, 2011; Updated: 3:26 pm

The Norwich office of the state Department of Social Services and the 11 other branches across the state are taking applications under the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) until 3:30 today from low-income state...

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Premium Content Connecticut River cleanup a bigger task because of Irene

 September 26, 2011; Updated: 12:17 am

The annual cleanup of the Connecticut River is more important this year than ever, due to the large amounts of trash and debris carried into the river and washing up onto riverbanks by Tropical Storm Irene.

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Premium Content Disaster benefits draw crowds, and praise for DSS

 September 26, 2011; Updated: 12:08 am

The state agency that helps some of Connecticut's neediest citizens is making special efforts to assist those still hurting from Tropical Storm Irene's wallop.

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Municipal officials call for more regional disaster planning in wake of Irene

 September 26, 2011; Updated: 3:48 pm

HARTFORD — Officials testifying on the second day of hearings on Tropical Storm Irene said more robust regional planning was needed going forward, as well as better coordination to meet the needs of the disabled.

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Premium Content Old Saybrook Disaster Recovery Center to close

 September 22, 2011; Updated: 6:29 pm

Old Saybrook — The Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Tuesday due to low volume, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.

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Premium Content Ratings vary for response by CL&P

 September 20, 2011; Updated: 11:48 am

Connecticut Light & Power received mixed reviews for its performance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene during a legislative hearing Monday on the utility companies' storm response.

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Premium Content CL&P receives mixed reviews for its Irene performance

 September 19, 2011; Updated: 3:48 pm

NEW Jeff Butler, CL&P’s president and chief operation officer, said his company’s preparation for and response to Irene was “appropriate, effective and strong,” considering how the storm...

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Premium Content Lyme-Old Lyme schools' water now safe to drink after Irene precaution

 September 19, 2011; Updated: 5:13 pm

Old Lyme – The boil water advisory that had been placed for water in the Lyme-Old Lyme schools on Lyme Street has been lifted, according to the school district.

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Premium Content Shellfish farmers cut off from Irene aid

 September 18, 2011; Updated: 12:40 am

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 remains at a standstill: shellfish farmers.

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Premium Content School districts' calendars spinning in Irene's wake

 September 17, 2011; Updated: 1:43 am

For the second consecutive academic year, several school boards around the region will have to make substantial changes to the school calendar due to weather-related cancellations. This year, blame Irene.

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Premium Content Waterford to continue to pick up hurricane debris

 September 16, 2011; Updated: 12:44 am

Waterford - The Department of Public Works is reminding residents that it will pick up debris from Tropical Storm Irene only once at their regularly scheduled pick up time.

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Poll: Malloy gets high marks for Irene response

 September 15, 2011; Updated: 11:05 am

Hartford (AP) — Voters overwhelmingly approved of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's handling of Hurricane Irene, but that did not boost his overall rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.The poll...

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Connecticut advises some residents to check water

 September 15, 2011; Updated: 5:18 am

Hartford (AP) — Officials say customers of 16 small local drinking water providers are still being advised to boil their water, more than two weeks after remnants of Hurricane Irene hit Connecticut.

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Stillman: Studying the State's Response to Irene

 September 15, 2011; Updated: 12:54 pm

With fresh memories of the punishing wind, relentless rain, and widespread damage caused by last month's Tropical Storm Irene it is safe to say weather forecasters and government officials did not over-exaggerate the importance of...

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Premium Content Old Saybrook to hold post-Irene meeting tonight

 September 14, 2011; Updated: 3:33 pm

Old Saybrook – The town will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. tonight to assess the town’s response to Tropical Storm Irene and to discuss how individuals can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency...

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Malloy names team to review Irene response

 September 13, 2011; Updated: 10:55 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this morning appointed eight members to a team that will review the preparedness and performance of the state in response to Tropical Storm Irene.Named the State Team Organized for the Review of...

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Premium Content Trees take a beating in tempest tossed by Tropical Storm Irene

 September 11, 2011; Updated: 1:07 am

Arborists have more than a month's backlog of storm-related tree felling, trimming and tree assessment ahead of them.

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Premium Content Coastline impact of Irene seen in damaged dunes, eroded beaches

 September 11, 2011; Updated: 12:46 am

The dune damage at Harkness Memorial State Park is one of the more dramatic ecological impacts of the storm locally, but far from the only one. All along the Connecticut shoreline the landscape has been changed.

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Boil water advisory list updated

 September 11, 2011; Updated: 1:05 am

Hartford — The Department of Public Health Saturday updated the list of public water systems under boil water advisory.

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Premium Content Irene the latest chapter in East Lyme boardwalk's sad story

 September 10, 2011; Updated: 1:38 am

East Lyme - The serene scenes offered during a walk along the Niantic Bay boardwalk may be rivaled only by its tumultuous history.

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Irene was ill wind for New Jersey casinos

 September 10, 2011; Updated: 1:42 am

Hurricane Irene has made history: The storm led to a 20 percent drop in Atlantic City casino revenues last month, the biggest monthly decline ever for the nation's second biggest gambling market.The storm forced the city's 11 casinos to...

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Public health officials warn: Beware of mold

 September 10, 2011; Updated: 12:33 am

Those who have had moisture or water damage in their homes as a result of recent storms and flooding were urged by the state Department of Public Health today to dry out wet buildings as soon as possible.

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