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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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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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