Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodnight Irene

Hurricane Irene made landfall along the Connecticut coast on the morning of August 28, 2011. Even though she had weakened significantly by then, it was still a crazy large system that packed a serious punch.  Strong winds brought down countless trees, branches and power lines, leaving over 600,000 people in the dark across the state. It was Irene's storm surge, however, combined with an exceptionally high moon tide in Long Island Sound, that wreaked the most havoc along shoreline towns. 

My hometown of Milford was directly in Irene's cross hairs. After the worst of the storm had passed, many residents braved the elements and hit the road to survey the damage. It was a pretty wild scene out there. Below are some photos and a brief video documenting Irene's aftermath in Milford. Over the next week, we'll begin to see what affects Irene had on the fishing around the region.   
Photo credit: Michael Mayo

Photo credit: Michael Mayo

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