Joe Furey

Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday.

East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in the Cosey Beach neighborhood were "a total loss" — swept out to sea, collapsed or missing entire sides.

"It's devastating," said Capone. "Fortunately, we have no loss of life, which is the most important thing."

Capone said that most residents left before the storm struck, but that several people had not heeded the mandatory evacuation and needed to be rescued. She said that residents...

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