1985… I don’t even remember the storm (sorry to brag!)… but Gloria was the last hurricane to make landfall in Connecticut. It was a weak hurricane with winds of 75 mph (Bridgeport did record sustained hurricane force winds with a gust over 90 mph) but by and large the state dodged a bullet with just strong tropical storm conditions.
Here’s a trip down memory lane for those old enough to remember.
Video courtesy of WTNH. Gotta love the old “Move Closer to Your World” theme music!
Here’s another video clip from WVIT that I dubbed off a couple years ago. The theme music definitely isn’t as dramatic.