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Torrential rains across Long Island broke a New York state record on Wednesday with over thirteen inches in less than twenty four hours.  That's the highest amount of rainfall since Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said on Wednesday that in just four hours, Long Island’s infrastructure became inundated with water.

“The drainage systems in the county and you find similar numbers throughout the municipal systems are designed to sustain a 5 inch storm over a 24 hour period," Bellone said. "This was 13 inches within several hours.”

Ebong Udoma

Governor Dannel Malloy is urging state lawmakers to approve a $25 million fund to help people on Connecticut’s shoreline elevate their homes and businesses. Malloy made the appeal for the low interest loan program at Cosey Beach in East Haven on Thursday.

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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.