Hometown Southport: Hurricane Irene


August 28, 2011, Washington, DC: A few days ago I reflected on the serene end of summer in my hometown of Southport, Ct. It was a different story there this morning. My parents' house off the harbor weathered the storm well, but here's what they documented today on Harbor Road after high tide following Hurricane Irene. All photos credited to Beth Barrett.

The view from Westway looking down toward Harbor Road. Here's what it normally looks like below. The scene at Ye Old Yacht Yard today, compared to a typical day.

More shots from Harbor Road this morning...

And comparisons from today to a normal day...
Check out the pier this morning compared to usual.