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We Made It Through Hurricane Irene
We Made It Through Hurricane Irene
As Hurricane Irene was barreling her way towards Connecticut yesterday those of us who live in Morris Cove New Haven CT were under a mandatory evacuation to leave the area. The combination of heavy rains, intense winds, high tide and a new moon were the ingredients for a perfect storm.  Due to our location in the southeastern tip of New Haven bordering Long Island Sound the Mayor of New Haven John DeStefano ordered the evacuation on Saturday afternoon.
At around 4:00 police cars started driving through Morris Cove on bull horns advising all residents to evacuate the area.  By around 6:00 police were going door to door to make sure everyone was informed.  While many residents made the decision to evacuate there were also a number of people who decided to stay in their homes.
My husband and I decided to stay in our house and ride out the storm.  Just after midnight we lost power and began to reconsider whether we made the right choice.  We were lucky that about an hour later our power was restored but with Hurricane Irene pounding on the door we prayed we'd make it through the night ... more

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