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Bus, Train Service Will Halt For Storm

With Hurricane Irene advancing on the state, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has announced suspensions affecting bus and train service.


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President Reacts To Storm, Urges Americans To Do The Same

Urging everyone in Hurricane Irene’s path to get ready, President Barack Obama decided to cut his vacation short Friday and return to the White House for a storm he described as potentially historic.


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National Guard Troops Mobilize For Hurricane

The state mobilized National Guard troops Friday and the governor urged residents to finish storm preparations as Hurricane Irene threatened to become the first hurricane to make a direct hit on the state in 20 years.


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Irene’s Advance Expected to Close Refineries, Boost Gasoline Prices

East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns are already boosting gasoline prices.


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Metro-North Warns Storm May Affect Train Service

Metro North has posted a statement on its website alerting travelers to possible service changes on all its rail lines due to the storm.


Storm Prompts Change In UConn Move-In Schedule

The approach of Hurricane Irene has prompted the University of Connecticut to change this weekend’s student move-in schedule.


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Mother Nature Continues To Plague Tournament

The New Haven Open tennis tournament, which stopped play earlier in the week because of the earthquake, now is changing plans because of Hurricane Irene.


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CL&P Says Power Outages From Storm Could Last A Week

Connecticut Light and Power is warning that Hurricane Irene could cause power outages lasting a week or longer in some areas.


Hurricane Irene Timeline

  Here is the IRENE TIMELINE: Sunday Morning: Heavy rains will start to subside beginning around 9:30am at the coast and 11am inland. Sunday Afternoon: Wind will lighten up temporarily but then will shift to […]

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Residents Prepare For Storm

Connecticut residents appeared to be taking hurricane preparedness warnings to heart on Thursday.