Tag Archives: Hurricane Irene

Early snow and a tropical storm have already pushed back the last day of school for Naugatuck and Region 16 students this year. - FILE PHOTO

‘Snow days’ pile up before winter

Local students will still be feeling the effects of Snow Storm Alfred next year. The Naugatuck school district has canceled February break, according to Assistant Superintendent Brigitte Crispino. Three days…

Beacon Falls debris drop-off to remain open over weekend

Beacon Falls is tidying up the last remnants of Tropical Storm Irene. A drop-off location at the Public Works Department for brush and natural debris will remain open this weekend…

Beware of scams

As attention turns towards the clean-up effort following Hurricane Irene, local officials are asking residents to beware of scam artists. Residents in affected areas should be aware that disasters often…

Power almost fully restored locally

The number of people without power locally is dwindling. As of this morning, Connecticut Light & Power reported that 81 or 0.56 percent of its Naugatuck customers were still without…

State offers business assistance, extends tax deadline in Irene’s wake

HARTFORD — The state is offering a helping hand to companies negatively impacted by Hurricane Irene. “This storm had a tremendous impact on residents and businesses alike. As we move…

Water available for Prospect residents

PROSPECT – Mayor Robert J. Chatfield said water is still available behind the firehouse for residents to use. The town had about 165 customers without power as of this morning,…

A CL&P crew works to clear fallen trees and branches to restore power August 2011 in Prospect. The company is seeking to collect $414 million in costs from ratepayers associated with damage caused by five major storms that hit in 2011 and 2012.

Power restoration a slow process

A day after Hurricane Irene made her presence felt across the state, Connecticut Light & Power had restored power to more than 288,000 of its customers. As of early this…

A tree lies on a car on Terrace Avenue in Naugatuck after Tropical Storm Irene. The state is holding two hearings to review its preparedness for and response to the storm.  RA ARCHIVE

Towns clean up after storm

Hurricane Irene didn’t stay long, but she left her mark on local towns as she passed through Connecticut Sunday. On Monday, local towns began the process of recovering from the…

The Naugatuck River rose to its highest level in recent memory due to the heavy rains of Hurricane Irene. Credit: Kyle Brennan

Irene deals flooding, tree damage to Beacon Falls (video report)

BEACON FALLS — Hurricane Irene dealt strong—but not debilitating—blows to Beacon Falls Saturday night and Sunday as the storm flooded several areas, including a steep rise in the Naugatuck River, and caused numerous downed trees and power outages.

Bracing for Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is continuing its torrid path towards Connecticut. According to the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection as of 11 a.m. today, the National Hurricane Center forecast…