Updated: Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010, 6:58 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010, 5:22 PM EDT
Noank, Conn. (WTNH) - Damage reports, from the recent storm, extend all the way up the Connecticut coastline; whipping winds and pounding surf left a trail of damage for those living along the shoreline.
A nearby clam shack at the Noank Shipyard lost its plexi-glass window panels. And, a 16 foot pipe was knocked over bringing with it power cables and fiber optics; knocking out electricity and computer connections.
"It was just yanked right out of the building," said Kathleen Burns of the Noank Shipyard. "So, by the force of the wind [and there's quite a bit of a tunnel through here so that force just came right through], it tore it right down. It did, so we recorded 72 mph here. That's hurricane force. So, that can do some damage."
And it did do damage.
Shingles were torn right off this roof, a garage door was bent inward and docks were ripped from the pilings which hold them in place.
"That impact of the Easterly wind coming straight out; it just moves the system and the system is designed to move but it was just a constant pressure [with] large waves [and] heavy, heavy gusts of winds," said Burns.
It was just too much jostling for a dock to handle.
"For an unnamed storm this was one powerful beast," said Burns.
At Burr's Marina in New London planks, now seen floating in the water, were ripped from the wooden docks and a boat suffered the effects of being constantly pushed against a piling.
And, back at the Noank Shipyard there are actually big huge pieces of this plexi-glass which had blown away and also blown down into the shipyard.
The good news here: there really aren't any boats in the water so they didn't suffer that type of damage.