Damage from the Big Rainstorm
On the Thames River, the storm gave oceanographers an inadvertent lesson in ocean currents. The storm damaged a sewage treatment plant and wiped out a piece of equipment that included a million or so small plastic disks. A couple of weeks ago they began showing up on beaches, including on the west side of Block Island, 27 miles away. According to the Block Island Times:
They also made landfall in Stonington, Conn., and Misquamicut. Strangely, says Schneider, there have been no reports from Fisher’s Island, while they have showed up west of Groton in Niantic, Conn.