Noank, Conn. (WTNH) - Damage reports, from the recent storm, extend all the way up theConnecticut coastline; whipping winds and pounding surf left atrail of damage for those living along the shoreline.
A nearby clam shack at the NoankShipyard lost its plexi-glass window panels. And, a 16 footpipe was knocked over bringing with it power cables and fiberoptics; knocking out electricity and computer connections.
"It was just yanked right out of the building," said KathleenBurns of the Noank Shipyard. "So, by the force of the wind [andthere's quite a bit of a tunnel through here so that force justcame right through], it tore it right down. It did, so we recorded72 mph here. That's hurricane force. So, that can do somedamage."
And it did do damage.
Shingles were torn right off this roof, a garage door was bentinward and docks were ripped from the pilings which hold them inplace.
"That impact of the Easterly wind coming straight out; it justmoves the system and the system is designed to move but it was justa constant pressure [with] large waves [and] heavy, heavy gusts ofwinds," said Burns.
It was just too much jostling for a dock to handle.
"For an unnamed storm this was one powerful beast," saidBurns.
At Burr'sMarina in New London planks, now seen floating in the water,were ripped from the wooden docks and a boat suffered the effectsof being constantly pushed against a piling.
And, back at the Noank Shipyard there are actually big hugepieces of this plexi-glass which had blown away and also blown downinto the shipyard.
The good news here: there really aren't any boats in the waterso they didn't suffer that type of damage.
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