Pumpkin pies may be in short supply after heavy summer rains

There may be a few less jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pies this fall after Hurricane Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee caused major flooding

SHELTON - There may be a few less jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pies this fall after Hurricane Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee caused major flooding across the Northeast.

At Terry Jones' farm in Shelton, he says the flooding damaged a part of his 25 acres of pumpkins."During Irene we had about 7 inches of rain and then it was, gosh, a week later and we had another 7 inches," says Jones.

He says the flooding and the overall wet summer have likely led to the shortage of pumpkins in the area.

Fortunately, he says his farm was mostly spared and it will be hosting a fall festival starting this weekend with plenty of pumpkins to pick from.

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