Long Island didn’t protect my home state

Just a few blocks from where we lived.

I grew up in Fairfield CT on the state’s south shore. Seven miles of Long Island Sound and Long Island itself often buffered us from vagaries and storms coming from the Atlantic Ocean. And who knows, maybe this time it did too, but as with judging the US economic policies of 2009, it’s almost impossible to grab hold of the line between ‘ it would have been worse’ and ‘it hit us anyway’. This is some of what a tropical storm – not a hurricane – did in Connecticut both on the shore and well inland.

And all the way up in Vermont, they were hit with terrible flooding. My friend Ed, who once lived in this town, sent the video.