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Dogs and cats stay dry in senior center garage as Torrington animal shelter floods

28 Aug

 

Kerry Palmer and Nancy Hodkoski, director of the Torrington Senior Center, staff the registration desk Sunday morning at the emergency shelter set up at at the Torrington Senior Center for residents displaced by Hurricanen Irene. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen

Torrington’s city animal shelter is under water right now, but its four-legged residents are safe inside the garage of the Torrington Senior Center.

The city’s animal control officer moved a dozen or so dogs and cats on Saturday morning, anticipating severe flooding at the pound.

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Hurricane Irene images from Torrington

28 Aug

Ball fields on Oak Avenue in Torrington were completely under water Sunday morning. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen

A tree took down power lines on Taylor Street in Torrington Sunday morning. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen

A tree took down power lines on Taylor Street in Torrington Sunday morning. The street, off South Main, was shut down by police. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen

Ball fields on Oak Avenue in Torrington were completely under water Sunday morning. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen

Ball fields on Oak Avenue in Torrington were completely under water Sunday morning. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen

This was the scene, from Mount Pleasant Terrace, off Highland Avenue, was similar to that across Torrington Sunday morning. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen

Pumps at Cumberland Farms on South Main Street in Torrington were shut off after the station started to run out of gas Sunday morning. South Main Street beyond Iffland Lumber, on the way to Litchfield, was shut down due to flooding. Matt DeRienzo photo/The Register Citizen