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.
Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016 but they had nothing but praise for one another.
Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy. The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.
Despite pleas from elected officials FEMA will keep the one year statute of limitation deadline for those filing claims backed by the national flood insurance program. WSHU's Charles Lane reports lawyers are scrambling.
Since January, shoreline property owners in Connecticut have been facing a new financial reality. In addition to the repair bills many are still paying after the storms of 2011 and 2012, including Irene and Sandy, thousands are now facing considerably higher flood insurance bills. The Connecticut Mirror’s Jan Ellen Spiegel reports this increased cost of living on the coast has some worried it will become even more exclusive than it already is.