Update: Tuesday, Oct. 30 12:20 p.m.
The worst of Sandy appears to have passed Branford, although another high tide is washing ashore now, bringing water back to coastal neighborhoods, which experienced flooding overnight when the brunt of the storm hit the state, between 5 and 8 p.m. You can read our storm coverage here.
We stopped by Indian Neck this morning as high tide was about come in and spoke with Dennis Herzog, a resident of Limewood Avenue who experienced the fury of Irene last August. Despite the mandatory evacuation, Herzog stayed in his home, which faces Long Island Sound, behind boarded windows to ride out Sandy. Lucky for him, flooding was similar to Irene, he said, and not worse. Herzog said he experienced 29 inches of water in his basement – two more inches than Irene.
A resident of Waverly Road, which is off of Limewood Beach, was shoveling sand from his driveway this morning. He said he thought the wrath of Sandy was less than Irene. He commented that there was less debris to bring ashore with Sandy because Irene brought in last year.
Good news came from Branford Police Captain Geoffrey Morgan this morning who said that Linden Avenue, which experienced partial collapse last year, remianed intact during the worst part of Sandy.
We're trying to add photos as quickly as we can, despite a slow internet connection. Please update readers about how your neighborhood faired and share any photos you have. Just remember to be safe and smart! Treat any downed power line as if it was live.
Stay tuned for updates.
We all knew that Hurricane Sandy was going to be a big one with Governor Dannel P. Malloy warning us “Think of the worst occurrence you’ve ever seen in those environments and then assume it’s going to be worse than that.”
We tried to keep you updated during the worst of it despite losing power and internet!
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