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  • Avon: Cut Off

    When the floods of August 1955 hit, I was just three weeks shy of my 14th birthday. My father, Meyer Stone, was a member of the Avon Civil Defense, which I had also just joined, and I remember going with him to C.D. Headquarters in Avon for any...
  • Winsted: Floating On A Barrel

    At age 6 or 7, I was living at 33 Main St. in Winsted, across from the Northwestern Community College building, the old Gilbert Home. My memory is that just after the flood, my father, Breezy Adams, wanted to see if the house was still there. As the...
  • At The Beach: Startling Debris

    In 1955 I was at White Sands Beach [in Old Lyme] with my sorority. Around 11 a.m. my girlfriend and I went swimming. We were in the water when my friend yelled "look out!" A big tree was floating very fast right by me. Looking around I saw a lot of debris...
  • Winsted / Windsor: Dog Hero

    I was 9 years old at the time of the 1955 flood and lived in Windsor. My dad bought an Irish setter and we named him Tim, but we had to sell him because of his temperament very excitable. A family from Winsted bought the dog. On the night of the...
  • West Hartford: Emergency Operator

    I was 18 years old and working for SNET in their West Hartford office. The night that it started to get bad a group of the "girls" and I went to dinner at Johnny's Restaurant in Forestville. As we lingered after dinner, the manager told us he thought we...
  • Winsted: Missing Home

    I was 8 years old. It seemed like it had been raining for days. I think we were getting on my mom's nerves. I can remember her sending my sister and me and some neighbor kids to the movies in a taxi. We saw Lady and the Tramp. When we came out it was...
  • Fury Unleashed

    On the morning of Aug. 18, 1955, Waterbury wakes up to pouring rain, but hardly anyone notices. What has their attention on this soggy Thursday morning is the "Today Show," hosted by Dave Garroway, which is being aired live from the Elton Hotel downtown....
  • When Rivers Raged

    August 1955 is in black and white. It is mom, pop and apple pie, rabbit ears, The Mick, Ike, "Rock Around the Clock," blue collars, Reds, polio, Lucky Strikes, and weather. On the 12th and 13th of the month, the tail end of Hurricane Connie had passed,...
  • A State Of Shock

    By early afternoon on Aug. 19, 1955, the rain has stopped, the clouds have parted, and the sun is shining on Friday. Ed Durant, who has been sitting naked in a tree amid the roiling brown waters of the flooded Farmington River for several hours, welcomes...
  • Focus Turns To Mansion investigators Subpoena Construction Records

    Federal law enforcement officials sharpened their investigative focus on Gov. John G. Rowland this week, serving a grand jury subpoena demanding all records of construction and renovations to the governor's mansion in Hartford for the past eight years....
  • Lucky Charms

    When you are shot at a few times a week, it's easy to be superstitious. Most of Charlie Company's Marines practice their personal traditions and carry their tokens and charms. Any object can become magical when it reaches a war zone. Some of the magic...