Shoreline Residents, Boaters Battered by Nor'easter - NBC Connecticut

Shoreline Residents, Boaters Battered by Nor'easter

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Season's First Nor'easter Batters Connecticut

    The storm brings heavy rain and strong winds, and is expected to pester the Connecticut shoreline for several days.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019)

    Pouring rain and wind battered the shoreline in Old Saybrook Wednesday.

    Saybrook Point Marina employees and boat owners were adjusting boat lines appropriately with the Nor’easter.

    Rob Klingensmith came from New York City to check on his boat before the storm rolled in.

    “I came out to check on it. Make sure the lines were all tight and the fenders were on and I saved the wine, that’s the most important thing.”

    Even in a Nor’easter, man’s best friend still had to play fetch in Old Saybrook.

    “Definitely rather have snow. Snow you can play with. You can ski on. You can make snow people. This dude loves the snow. I’ll take snow over rain every day,” said Doug France of Old Saybrook, who spoke to NBC Connecticut in the pouring rain while playing outside with his dog Bowden.

    Locals are making the best of the weather after many wonderful summer days.

    “It’s a bit of a change, but it’s fine. We’ll deal with it,” said Kevin Martin of Old Saybrook.

    “It was a fantastic summer. We had great weather, all the weekends really worked out really well, so we can’t complain too much now,” said Klingensmith.

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