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. The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports it peers far, far into the future.
A year after Superstorm Sandy crashed into Connecticut's coastline, homeowners are still rebuilding and replanting. A new project is helping them make better choices about landscaping. A website, developed by Connecticut Sea Grant with the University of Connecticut can now help those owners figure out how best to protect their homes from storms and flooding. It’s called the Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide of Long Island Sound.
The frequency of severe storms is putting new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That question faces not just private builders, but public officials like the city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut, a city on Long Island sound. They're hoping to upgrade an old public housing project, using federal dollars.