Conn. Prepares for Flooding Amid Severe Storms - NECN

Conn. Prepares for Flooding Amid Severe Storms

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    Conn. prepares for flooding amid severe storms

    New tool helps Norwich fill 2,000 sandbags per hour in preparation for heavy rains (Published Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014)

    (NECN: Brian Burnell, Norwich, Conn.) - Wet weather is causing flooding concerns in Connecticut.

    In Norwich, hundreds of sandbags have been filled and picked up ahead of the rain.

    The city also has a new tool to fight flooding -- a machine that can fill 2,000 sandbags per hour.

    Norwich officials put in a grant for the machine after Superstorm Sandy, when it took them two days to fill about 13,000 sandbags by hand.

    NECN reporter Brian Burnell has more.