Updated: Wednesday, 07 Nov 2012, 5:54 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 07 Nov 2012, 5:54 PM EST
MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- One area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy was the Milford shoreline.
Now people living along that coast will have to deal with more winds and storm surge on top of the snow.
How much punishment must the Long Island Sound inflict on a weary coastline?
"After Sandy, I think we can handle it," one man said.
How much patience is left for a population that is cold, tired, and beaten up?
"You know I didn't leave last time, I'm not leaving this time either," the man continued on.
Apparently, the fortitude of those living in a weather-war zone is as strong as a hundred-year storm. Yet, it doesn't mean news of a Nor'easter didn't at least cause irritation, if not flat-out concern.
"This stupid storm, it's like adding insult to injury," said Cathy Craft. "Enough is enough. We just want to go home, put on our heat, and get back to normal."
The new "normal" for the Milford coastline has been about boarding up windows. This is the second time in two weeks this chore is being done. By no means will this storm even echo the blast that historical Sandy roared here in October, but it almost feels as if people are on automatic to keep their possessions and property safe.
"It is what it is you know," said Ken Esposito. "It's been a long week, we'll get through this weekend and we'll start to rebuild."
Punishment from Irene, punishment from Sandy, with another hit coming. Spectacular, that an exhausted coastline still sees the beauty of what the Long Island Sound truly offers.
"I have more pictures on Facebook, of sunrises, on Long Island Sound, than I can tell you," said Craft. "It's so beautiful down here, we've lived here since '99, and we've never had any problems, never, and there's so many people worse off than we are."