coastal

Seaside community and Mother Nature
3:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding

Coastal Resilience Plan
The Nature Conservancy

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.

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Smart planting can save homes
10:39 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms

Sea walls fell and lawns collapsed in Madison after Hurricane Irene
Jan Ellen Spiegel

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.

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Government
11:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain

Paula Sanchez, 55, of Norwalk at her home in Washington Village.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

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.