FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Elsa created hazardous commutes in Connecticut on Friday.
Roadways flooded and the rainfall even triggered issues on the prepare tracks, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
Thousands and thousands of gallons of water slowly drained away after flooding streets in Stamford and inflicting climate woes throughout the state.
Earlier than the storm eased round 11 a.m., drivers who didn’t flip round discovered themselves caught in deep water in Darien.
There have been related scenes in Norwalk. First responders got here to the help of many stranded in automobiles.
Westport’s hearth chief stated some drivers went proper previous obstacles meant to cease them from ending up within the nasty mess.
“Individuals nonetheless tried to drive by means of water. I don’t know what number of instances we remind folks, ‘Flip round, don’t drown,’” stated Chief Robert Yost. “On this case no person drowned, however quite a lot of automobiles bought broken.”
One residence close to the put up workplace in Greens Farms turned its personal island, surrounded by water.
A brook that runs close to Judy Smith’s residence in Westport went from a quiet babble to a rain-swollen roar as band after band of precipitation pounded coastal Connecticut.
“Simply torrential rain, continuously. Unrelenting,” Smith stated.
Gov. Ned Lamont canceled his afternoon occasions due to the storm. Lamont toured the injury alongside Metro-North’s New Haven Line.
“This time, much less wind, much less electrical outages with Elsa, however flooding, and the flooding is extreme,” Lamont stated. “Only a couple miles down the highway a mudslide that has closed down at the least one of many tracks for the close to time period.”
Even a light-weight brush from an enormous storm like Elsa can do a quantity on every day life.