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Do we live in “Hurricane Alley”?

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Late August is traditionally the peak season for tropical storms in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is upon us again.

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Some of the worst storms have hit us in August, including the back-to-back drenching from Connie and Diane, which touched off the state’s worst flooding in 1955. “The Flood” is all you need to say in the lower Naugatuck Valley; people know what you’re talking about.

The lesser-known Hurricane Bob, which made landfall on Aug. 19, 1991, killed six people in Connecticut.

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And then there was Tropical Storm Irene. Enough said.

But big storms can come much later. The Hurricane of 1938 arrived in September. Superstorm Sandy delayed Halloween last year.

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Stock up on plywood, bottled warter and duct tape, and hope for the best.

Categories: General
Frank Juliano

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