Hurricane Irene Damage in the News

On August 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene caused major flooding at the Shore Line Trolley Museum. As we worked to manage the damage caused by this disaster, we were also able to use the flood to illustrate the urgency of our Campaign in the local and national media. Here is a selection of stories published about the Museum in the days following the storm.

News 8
Trolley Museum hit, but not knocked down by Irene

New Haven Register
Tidal flooding at East Haven trolley museum renders many historic cars unusable

The Hartford Courant
Irene - Trolleys Damaged, 129

Shore Line Times
Tidal flooding at East Haven trolley museum renders many historic cars unusable

Houston Chronicle
Storm damaged up to 90 historic trolleys in Conn.

East Haven Patch
Shore Line Trolley Museum Damaged by Irene Floods

The Day
Shore Line Trolley Museum Cars Damaged by Hurricane Irene

The Republic
More than 90 historic trolleys damaged at Conn. Museum during storm, repairs to cost millions

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