Sandy-Damaged Shore Preps for Nor’easter | NBC Connecticut

Sandy-Damaged Shore Preps for Nor’easter

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    Cosey Beach in East Haven A home rebuilt on Cosey Beach in East Haven after Irene, destroyed again by Sandy.

    Residents of shoreline towns that sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy are now preparing for a nor’easter that is moving into the state today.

    A main concern for today is the wind gusts. A week after high winds and storm surges created massive amounts of damage on the shoreline, the nor'easter is expected to bring winds of up to 55 mph.

    Part of the shoreline preparations includes cleaning debris from the storm last week.

    East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo was out in the community on Tuesday, talking to residents about safety and urging people to tie down anything that is loose.

    On Tuesday in Branford and at Cosey Beach in East Haven, residents and public works crews cut down hanging tree limbs and tied down just about anything that the wind could pick up and blow away.

    Thousands of residents have had power back for just days after it was out for a week, but Lori Ringsted, of East Haven, said losing power isn't her first priority right now.

    “It's to hang on to my house,” she said. “That's why I'm here. I'm talking to different people about the cost of raising the house up."

    East Haven officials said public works crews will have plows and sanders ready to go as this storm approaches.

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