Area recovers from drenching Hurricane Irene

It could have been worse
Winsted’s baseball fields became a giant pond. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

NORTHWEST CORNER — The consensus from municipal officials in the region is that towns did better than expected during Hurricane Irene.

The hurricane weakened to a Category 1 storm as it headed toward Connecticut on Sunday morning, Aug. 28, but it still packed a major punch.

Heavy rain and very high winds took their toll, with flooding and power outages reported in many areas.

Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) reported on Sunday afternoon that more than 760,000 customers in the state were without power.

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