After Irene

Aug 29, 2011

Depending on where you live, this storm was either all hype - or a major disaster.

If you had power yesterday, and no trees came down in your backyard, you might have thought - “what’s all the fuss?”  

But at its height, Tropical Storm Irene killed two Connecticut residents - left nearly 800 thousand people in the state without power - it washed homes out to sea in East Haven - it flooded city streets - and closed down the major commuter train into New York City.  

We have no idea how long it will take to get things back to normal.

Today, where we live, assessing Irene.

WNPR Reporters Harriet Jones and Uma Ramiah and The Hartford Courant’s Susan Campbell are in shoreline communities - looking at damage from the storm surge.

Lucy Nalpathanchil is in Bristol - the site of some of the worst inland flooding, and Jeff Cohen will update us on power outages.  

And we want to hear from you.  How did Irene affect where you live?