Newtown Teens Find Healing In Disaster Relief Service
Some Flooded Streets, Power Outages As Heavy Rain Hits State Streets are flooded in parts of Connecticut and nearly 1,700 power outages are reported as heavy rain moves across southern New England.
Scientist: Climate Change, Rising Sea Levels Could Cause More Sandy-Level FloodingAn expert told CBS News that environmental shifts caused by climate change could lead to coastal flooding the likes of which was seen during Superstorm Sandy.
Rain Swamps Norwich"I wish I had a kayak!"
Larson & Local Officials Tour Pumping Station and Levees In HartfordOfficials took a look at the aging system of levees and pumping stations protecting Hartford and East Hartford from flooding on the Connecticut River.
Some Flooding Along ShorelineSome flooding has been reported in low-lying areas along the Connecticut shoreline due to a combination of rain and wind.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Flooding Hits BristolA Connecticut school has lost up to $60,000 worth of books in its library and elsewhere because of flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irene.
Flood Debris Logjam At Bulkeley BridgeThe state Department of Transportation is calling in a crane to help remove debris which has washed down the Connecticut River and caught up on the stone supports of the century-old Bulkeley Bridge. The work will affect traffic over the bridge.
Forecasters: Irene Just as Big as Hurricane of 1938 The National Weather Service says that storm killed nearly 600 people and injured 1,700. About 8,900 houses across southern New England were destroyed, and more than 15,000 others were damaged.
State Officials Prep For Irene Governor Malloy is urging Connecticut residents and businesses to prepare for storms that could hit the state at the onset of the hurricane season.
Rain, Melting Snow Have Officials Watching For FloodingOfficials in local municipalities are keeping their eyes on areas prone to flooding over the next few days. Two significant rainstorms along with the melting snowpack are enough to cause concern.