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Connecticut cleaned up from Hurricane Gloria 30 years ago

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NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

It was 30 years ago on Sunday that Hurricane Gloria slammed Connecticut with a direct hit.

That means 30 years ago on Monday was the big cleanup day.

Vintage video from 1985 showed former WFSB reporter Brian Garnett reporting from Pequot Avenue in New London.

"At probably the height of Gloria's fury, this is the scene on Pequot Avenue in New London," Garnett said in the footage. "Sailboats and other boats being smashed to bits along the wharves and sea walls. Parts of the avenue all along this stretch are under water."

Officials said Gloria was a category 1 storm when she made her third landfall on the state's shore.

The National Weather Service estimated that the damage from the hurricane along the east coast topped $900 billion.

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