Shoreline prepares for nor'easter - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Shoreline prepares for nor'easter

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OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

Residents of Old Saybrook and Old Lyme are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy and on Tuesday, they began preparing for a nor'easter.

Hurricane Sandy caused unusually high tide and pounding waves that destroyed several cottages along the Connecticut shoreline.

Cottage owners told Eyewitness News that they are ready for Wednesday's storm and at least one man was replacing concrete pilings that were damaged just two days ago by Hurricane Sandy.

"We have it to the point we feel its better now than it was two weeks ago," said Ralph Muhs, who was reinforcing the oldest cottage on Hawke's Nest Beach. "What more can you do?"

As word of the nor'easter spread, contractor and property owner Stephen Baldi took sand off the road and put it back on the beach while workers were busy securing the exposed utilities underneath the home. 

"The damage that was here before made four feet of sand here so, hopefully we can keep that to a minimum," he said.

On Lyme Street and further inland, crews were removing debris and downed tree limbs from roadways.

Old Lyme officials said they will partially open an emergency management office prior to Wednesday's storm and an operations center will be setup in Norwich.

Nortwich Public Utilities spent Tuesday rechecking to make sure all power lines were secure.

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