The community of Cosey Beach in East Haven is still trying to recover from the damage left by Hurricane Sandy and on Wednesday, many neighbors spent the day preparing for the impending nor'easter.
Last week at Goody's Hardware Store, residents were purchasing generators and batteries, but on Wednesday, they were buying ice melt in preparation of the nor'easter.
"We had a bunch of shovels going out today, yesterday. We had a couple apartment complexes buy 20-30 shovels," said Goody's Hardware Owner David Katz. "They just got to get ready."
Officials in East Haven said three houses have been destroyed and as many as six could have been severely damaged. During Hurricane Irene, more than a dozen homes were destroyed.
The threat of snow was the last thing that residents wanted.
"It's kind of like pouring salt in a wound, but we're just hopeful," said Jim Connors, who is a resident of Cosey Beach. "You just do a lot of praying."
Connors said he is trying to be optimistic and thinks about summer and how beautiful it is to live along the beach.
"If we could live through the last one, we can live through this one," he said.
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