Tropical Storm Irene http://wshu.org en Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding http://wshu.org/post/guilford-ct-has-unique-plans-dealing-future-sea-level-rise-and-flooding <p>In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/node/144104">The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel </a>reports it&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">peers far, far into the future.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:53:47 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 11083 at http://wshu.org Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding Conn. shoreline property owners facing new financial reality http://wshu.org/post/conn-shoreline-property-owners-facing-new-financial-reality <p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:15:19 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 8669 at http://wshu.org Conn. shoreline property owners facing new financial reality Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts http://wshu.org/post/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts <p>As Connecticut continues to rebuild its shoreline after two years of tropical-style storms, the idea that some parts of the coast should not have homes on them is gaining more and more traction with federal and state officials. But local officials and homeowners – not so much. &nbsp;&nbsp;As the <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2013/09/10/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts">CT Mirror’s </a>Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, two home buyout programs have had few takers.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:07:06 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 5343 at http://wshu.org Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts Conn. shoreline may not be ready for another storm hit http://wshu.org/post/conn-shoreline-may-not-be-ready-another-storm-hit <p>The National Hurricane Center has predicted an active to extremely active Atlantic storm season that includes 3 to 6 major hurricanes. Not what Connecticut's shoreline communities wanted to hear as they continue to rebuild from the damage in tropical storm Irene and storm Sandy. For wrecked roads, pumping stations and other infrastructure the question is when they will be repaired. But for the battered shoreline itself, the question is often whether to repair it at all.</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:37:48 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 2784 at http://wshu.org Conn. shoreline may not be ready for another storm hit