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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wind Becoming a New Shoreline Storm Concern

By Jan Ellen Spiegel


Branford - Paula Brown learned the hard way the kind of damage a tropical-style storm could inflict on her waterfront cottage here. Storm Sandy filled her crawlspace with water and pushed another few inches into her first floor.

“I only see one solution to keep this from happening and that would be to have the house raised,” she said at the time.

It’s been the solution for hundreds like her up and down the Connecticut coast. But there’s worry that it ignores another potential threat: wind.

“No one’s come to me and questioned me about wind or shown me a drawing to change things about wind,” said Brown’s contractor, Dennis Pantani, who is still working on her home. “Nothing, nothing, nothing.”

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