The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene On The Waterfront In Momauguin East Haven Connecticut

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The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene On The Waterfront In Momauguin East Haven Connecticut

One of the hardest hit and devastated areas from Hurricane Irene was on the waterfront in Momauguin East Haven Connecticut.  Momauguin was in the direct path of the eye of the storm and was slammed from the intensity of the winds and crushing waves from the surge of the high tide on Sunday morning. 

There were twenty five homes destroyed or found to be structurally unsound  by Hurricane Irene along Cosey Beach Avenue, in Morgan Point and in the Silver Sands area.  From what I was able to see on the news and from posting on Facebook the photos of the damage to the area was so extensive.  Residents from the area were not allowed to access their homes until the extent of the damage was determined.

My heart is breaking for the loss and the suffering so many are experiencing from the devastation Hurricane Irene caused to their homes and to their neighborhoods.  While the residents are coping with the massive clean-up of the debris and rubble they can be thankful that there was no loss of life or injuries.

Today I took a drive to Momauguin and walked from the Sandpiper Restaurant all the way down to the end of Cosey Beach Avenue so I could see for myself the scope of the damage from the storm. 

This was the first home I saw as I walked down the street and couldn't believe how the walls of this home were torn apart yet the bedroom upstairs was left untouched with the bed still made.

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

The following photos are of some of the other homes destroyed by Hurricane Irene.  As I passed each home it was just overwhelming to see how destructive Hurricane Irene was to Momauguin.

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

The entire area looked like a war zone with the members of the Connecticut National Guard in trucks, military payloaders and standing by guarding the area from looting being burglarized.

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

There were piles of debris being stacked in front of these homes as residents began the task of carrying out their furniture, clothing, appliances, children's toys, personal belongings and pieces of lumber that was a somber reminder of what was once part of their deck or home.   Many could only hope that they would find something that could be salvaged.

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

The ferocious strength and intensity of the surge of water was so strong that it dislocated the wood fencing leaving remnants of of many of these homes on the opposite side of the street.

The Aftermath Of Hurricane Irene on Cosey Beach Avenue in East Haven Connecticut

As I walked back to my truck to drive home I could only think of these families and the painstaking journey that lay ahead of them as they begin the process of either rebuilding or leaving the shattered memories of the devastation behind them.

 

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Jon Quist
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See, when you are not immediately affected, you just don't realize how bad things were in a lot of areas back East. Those are some pictures. Jeez.

All we have a photo of around here today was the thermometer hitting at least 108 degrees.

Aug 30, 2011 04:21 PM #1
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Donna, I have seen it on the news, it just made me cringe. I can't imagine what they are going through. What a horrible, horrible thing. The power of nature is mind boggling, isn't it?

Aug 30, 2011 04:41 PM #2
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Donna

Oh my, this is really hard to see. It's one thing to see the photos and videos on the news but to hear and see the reality from our friends in AR on the east coast and what they and their neighbors have to deal with is VERY troubling.

Jeff

Aug 30, 2011 04:41 PM #3
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Hi Donna, glad you survived the storm okay, looks like there was some pretty good damage, but I'm sure it could have been much worse and you are lucky for that.  The heat just will not let up here and another forest fire started today west of Fort Worth on Possum Kingdom Lake and destroyed 25 homes and over 7500 acres so far...they are saying a tropical depression might develop in the Gulf over the next few days and may bring us some much needed rain.

Aug 30, 2011 07:51 PM #4
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Donna....those poor families must be going through hell....that's just devastating.....thanks for posting this...

Aug 30, 2011 11:38 PM #5
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OMG, wow.  I'm not even sure what to say.  This destruction is awful.  I feel so badly for those families.  it's incredible how destructive the force was even up here in CT.

Aug 30, 2011 11:43 PM #6
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That is so sad to see.  Mother Nature is nothing to mess around with.  Homes can be rebuilt.  Lives lost can not be brought back.  Thankfully, it's only the homes that have been damaged.

Aug 31, 2011 04:33 AM #7
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Donna that is the most damage that I have seen yet here in Connecticut.  I saw some pictures of Vermont today, and they got hit the hardest of any area that I have seen so far.

Aug 31, 2011 08:59 AM #8
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Thanks everyone for your comments.  It broke my heart yesterday as I walked down the street watching the families try to salvage anything that was left from their homes.  You truly don't appreciate how lucky you are until you actually see the reality of something like this upfront & personal.   The towns of Milford & West Haven had considerable damage as well to their beachfront communities.  It may take months and even years for these areas to recover. 

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Hurricane Irene did really a big damage to us of us.It's so hard to see pictures and videos like this.I wish this won't happen again.Anyway,just dropping by to wish you good luck and more success on your business.Stay the best New Haven Short Sale Agent. 

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