Flood Warning In Effect For Much Of State

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A flood warning is in effect for much of Connecticut until 10:30 p.m. Friday, with flood watches through Saturday morning as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea move through southern New England.

Flash flood warnings are also in effect for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties until 8:30 p.m.

Rain started falling Thursday night and isn’t expected to let up until Saturday morning.

The Farmington River could reach flood stage by Saturday afternoon, town officials from Simsbury said in a press release. Projected water levels could result in flooding along Riverside and Nod roads, as well as on Route 315, officials said.

Most areas can expect 2 to 4 inches of rain, but some could get higher amounts, according to Fox CT meteorologist Rachel Frank. Flooding could occur in some smaller rivers and lakes, but larger bodies of water won’t be greatly affected, she said.

“Rainfall amounts could be 1 to 2 inches per hour at times,” Frank said. “Small streams and creeks could rise rapidly.”

Poor drainage areas and low lying areas could experience flooding, including basements that typically flood, she said.

 

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