PAWCATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — Talk about waterfront living, you can’t get much closer to the water than Artie and Carol Huskes’ home.
They love living right along the Pawcatuck River, which empties into where the Long Island Sound meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Artie Huskes custom made the storm shutters for the home.
“They’re made to fit right on here,” explained Huskes as he placed a wood panel over one of the windows. “The bolts stick through the holes and then we screw them on.”
“It came right to here,” said Huskes who points to the back deck of his home. “It crested the door but it didn’t come in,” adds his wife. “But it crested to the door.”
“We have pictures of the house in case the house does blow down and so we do have a ready preparedness if we have to leave and run,” said Carol Huskes.
The two docks have been hauled out and so has their boat which usually make for a picture perfect scene. One they don’t want to see ruined by a ferocious storm.
So whether they need them or not this time, they have enough panels to protect windows on the south and east sides of the house which would take the brunt of a coastal storm.
“Not that it’s going to stop the house from blowing away but you got to do something,” said Artie Huskes.