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November 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016  (Thanks to WPKN volunteer Liz Becker.)

In the news tonight: this week’s Rain Doesn’t Change Connecticut Drought Watch or Advisory; Connecticut Workers Rally at Capitol to Increase the Minimum Wage; and, Bill to create new zip code for Flanders, Riverside and Northampton passes U.S. House and goes to the Senate.

Tuesday’s heavy rainfall was a welcome sight for Connecticut but it will take many more similar storms to save us from drought conditions, a state official said. Between the rain that fell Tuesday and the additional precipitation today, the state should receive about 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain, said Douglas Glowacki, emergency management program specialist for the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

“This rainfall has provided some short-term relief,” Glowacki said. “However it has not ended the drought.” He said many more storms of the same magnitude will be necessary to refill the river…