TODAY'S PAPER
Scattered Clouds 40° Good Evening
Scattered Clouds 40° Good Evening

Hurricane Irene remembered in Conn. 2 years later

The storm left some people without power for more than a week.

REDDING - Today marks two years since Hurricane Irene hit.

The storm left some people without power for more than a week, and Redding residents have nightmarish memories of Irene. Geogie Berry compares walking outside after the storm to walking through a warzone.

The Redding Police Department says the town is preparing for the next big storm with the memory of Irene fresh in everyone's minds.

To prepare, the town has gotten a portable backup generator that can be moved from location to location if a different town-owned generator breaks down. The town has three other generators in addition to the portable one. 

More news

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE