I don't think shes dead. You never saw Carl actually kill her and if you go to the walking dead IMDB page Lori is going to be in 27 episodes same as Rick (but not Daryll...) I think they are going to go back and get her body and find out shes barely alive and Herschel will save her.
Connecticut shoreline got hit pretty hard. The storm came in at high tide. There are over 25 homes that have been destroyed a couple ppl dead and 3 missing. Not to mention about 750k homes without power.
You go away now or we will farm your pimple covered ass!