What if a Hurricane Hit Connecticut

Back • Publication Date: November 8th, 2005

Authors: Douglas Hall, Ph.D. and Shelley Geballe, J.D., M.P.H.

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This report focuses both on the potential impact of a real hurricane strike on Connecticut’s coast and the symbolic “chronic storms” faced by those struggling to make ends meet in Connecticut. In a real hurricane strike, Connecticut would be most endangered by a strike on a concentrated population center. The two centers with the greatest concentrations of individuals who would be threatened by a hurricane strike are Bridgeport and New Haven, both cities with relatively high poverty concentrations.