Hurricane Season

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association / AP

Five years after Superstorm Sandy, Long Island’s two county executives say they’re ready for the new hurricane season.

As Hurricane Season Starts, L.I. Says It's Ready

May 31, 2016
William Putman / NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Center for Climate Simulation

With the official start of hurricane season on Wednesday, both Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island say they are ready.

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.

Conn.'s trouble with seawalls

Sep 5, 2013
Jan Ellen Spiegel / The Connecticut Mirror

As Connecticut's shoreline residents make their way through hurricane season 2013 with fingers crossed that there won't be a repeat of the last two years, many are looking for some protection for their property. Seawalls are often a first choice. But as The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, even if homeowners can get them, it's not clear they'll actually help.