The playground at Jacobs Beach in Guilford has a little too much sand on it these days. After the storm surge moved inland a tremendous amount of sand came with it. By Sunday afternoon towns were clearing sand off coastal roadways (in some cases feet of sand) while people who live near the water were shoveling sand off their driveways.
The heavy rain over inland areas also put a tremendous amount of sediment and mud into rivers and eventually into Long Island Sound. On August 30th NASA’s TERRA satellite picked up muddy rivers that appear dark brown. It’s easy to pick out the Hudson River and Connecticut River (along with the smaller tributaries). Notice that as the sediment from the flooded river flowed into Long Island Sound a plume of that sediment emerged from Old Saybrook and spread west with the current.