EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Along the Connecticut shoreline, residents are bracing for snow and possible coastal flooding. Saturday night’s high tide could mean trouble for people in coastal areas prone to flooding.
Irene, Sandy, and lots of storms since, they’ve had to worry about Long Island Sound getting a little too close for comfort on Cosey Beach in East Haven. This weekend’s storm has all the makings for a coastal flood, including strong winds coming in during a full moon, and high tide.
News 8 spoke to one man who’s already rebuilt his house twice. He says he is ready, however. Emergency responders say they’re ready, too.
Firefighters spent Thursday checking the vehicles that can go into the storm. They’ve got an ATV, and a high water emergency vehicle. They’ve used that a few times, because the chief says when the waves start rolling in, the regular fire trucks stay put.
“You can’t take a piece of apparatus like this that’s worth an awful lot of money and dunk it in salt water and expect to get away with it,” said East Haven Fire Chief Douglas Jackson.
Residents here say they’ve already got their shovels, water, and candles, as well as the bread, milk, and eggs that are required in any winter storm, because nothing says storm like french toast.
If you’re wondering why folks rebuild and stay here through all the storms and floods, they say most of the time it’s just too nice to leave the Connecticut shoreline.