Experts: Category 3 hurricane would devastate CT
Published 2:40 pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2011
HARTFORD -- A Category 3 hurricane with winds of over 110 miles per hour could knock down 70 to 80 percent of Connecticut's trees and paralyze the state for more than a month.
The governor's task force on the effects of Tropical Storm Irene got the sobering facts Tuesday from state and federal officials who said another Category 3 hurricane similar to the infamous 1938 storm is inevitable and requires advanced planning.
"What we've seen with Tropical Storm Irene is nothing compared to a major hurricane," said Doug Glowacki, a state emergency program specialist.