A wary anniversary
Evan Begin of Norwich, a full-time shop employee at The Nutmeg Companies, Inc. of Norwich, cleans dirt off shelves which still remains from the flood of March 2010, nearly a year later on Thursday, March 24, 2011. The water was up to the second shelf from the floor
Caroline Novick of Jewett City and her 9-year-old son Matthew Novick and 8-year-old daughter Stephanie Novick look at at flooded neighborhood from the Main Street bridge that spans the Quinebaug River Wednesday, March 31, 2010 the day after a storm flooded much of Southeastern Connecticut. Bottom photo, the view from the bridge as it looks on March 28, 2011.
Only mail boxes and a fire alarm box can be seen at the intersection of Boom Bridge and Havens Road in Westerly as major flooding continues to affect the region Friday April 2, 2010. The same view as photographed on March 28, 2011.
Keri Pringer, 14, dumps flooding debris onto one of many piles in her back yard as the Pringer family tries to recover from the week's major flooding along Boom Bridge Road in Westerly Friday April 2, 2010. Below, Jenni Pringer, front center, 7, and her two sisters, Colleen, left, 12, and Keri, 15, in the backyard of their Boom Bridge home Monday, March 28, 2011.
A flooded Industrial Drive in Westerly, Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and, in photo below, nearly a year later Monday, March 28, 2011.
A year after the devastating regional floods, authorities and residents are painfully aware that the weather is beyond anyone's means to control.