(AP) - Local officials are urging Connecticutresidents to leave their shoreline homes and other areas prone toflooding before Hurricane Irene hits the state.

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued Saturday in Bridgeport,New Haven, Fairfield, Milford and Stonington, affecting thousandsof residents. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano says there's amandatory evacuation of the Morris Cove area near...

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