When you hear the word Hurricane, most think of names like Andrew and Katrina and states like Florida and New Orleans. Connecticut residents usually are drawn to their televisions, watching the dramatics unfold in the tropics with the peace of mind that they will not be directly effected.
This time, however it doesn’t look like we will be as fortunate. The chances are looking ever-so-increasingly high that Connecticut will experience their first Hurricane since Gloria in 1985. The latest models are projecting that Hurricane Irene will be hugging the coast before its eye come’s ashore somewhere in the Fairfield County area on Sunday.
The state has not been hit by a hurricane in over twenty-five years, but has experienced tropical storm-like conditions and remnants of Hurricanes Floyd (1999) and Bob (1991). Connecticut has experienced a few memorable hurricanes over the years, including Gloria (1985) and Donna (1960). But to this date, no natural disaster has compared to the 1938 New England Hurricane which made a direct hit on Long Island before striking Connecticut. The water and wind almost wiped towns completely off the map east of New Haven.
We are asking our readers, have you rode out one of CT’s past hurricanes? We want to hear your story!