Flash flood emergency issued for New Haven, Fairfield counties

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Flash flood emergency: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood emergency for Fairfield and New Haven counties until 12:30 p.m.

Flash flood emergency issued for New Haven, Fairfield counties
Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida is slated to bring 3 to 6 inches of rainfall to the region, according to the National Weather Service.National Weather Service

“This is a particularly dangerous situation. Look at the high ground now! Low water crossings, small ditches, and streams flash floods threatening the lives of urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses,” the warning read from the NWS.

According to the National Weather Service in Boston, Harvinton County in Lichfield County received about 4.25 inches of rain until 10 p.m.

Several fallen trees were delayed for the Harlem and New Haven lines, as well as the New Canon Branch Service, MTA’s Metro-North Railroad announced Wednesday night via Twitter.

Wednesday, September 1, 9:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service said South Fairfield County was issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at 9:25 p.m. Update

Heavy thunderstorms moving northeast with winds of up to 60 mph. Residents expect trees and power lines to be damaged, the Meteorological Department said.

The thunderstorm will hit Greenwich at 10 a.m. and move eastward, reaching Fairfield and Westport at 10:30 p.m.

As of 9:37 pm, Eversource reported 1,250 shutdowns. There were 227 interruptions in Redding, 206 in Weston, 146 in Southbury, and 124 in Stamford.

United Illuminating reported 1,282 stops as of 9:38 p.m. Most of these – 1,068 – were reported in Trumble. There were also 113 interruptions at Bridgeport.

Wednesday, September 1, 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for Fairfield County until midnight.

By 8:59 p.m. On Wednesday, 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain had already fallen in the area, and “floods are already occurring,” the weather service said.

Meteorologists expect 1 to 2 extra inches of rain to be possible.

Wednesday, September 1, 8:45 p.m.

Eversource reported 382 power outages – 171 in Weston and 64 in New Milford – as of 8:37 p.m.

United Illuminating reported 43 power outages at 8:30 p.m. All but one are in West Haven.

Wednesday, September 1, 8:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for West Central Toland County, as well as Hartford, Lichfield, and Fairfield counties.

The flood warning in Fairfield County will remain in effect until 10 p.m. On Wednesday, the warning in Lichfield County will continue until 11:45 p.m.

The flash flood warning in Hartford and Toland counties will be in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday.

By 8 pm on Wednesday, it had already rained up to 1.5 inches in Hartford and Toland counties. According to the Meteorological Service, Lichfield County and surrounding areas received 1 to 2 inches of rain, and Fairfield County received 0.5 to 1 inch of rain.

The meteorological department said torrential rain in southern New York would move toward northern Connecticut, adding an additional 4 inches to Hartford and Toland counties.

Litchfield expects 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, and Fairfield County expects an additional 2 inches of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday, September 1, 8 p.m.

As the post-tropical cyclone, Ida approaches, the National Weather Service has issued a tornado clock for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties. This watch runs until 1 p.m.

According to the Milford Fire Department, North Connecticut received up to 2.5 inches of rainfall, with the coast registering less than 1 inch.

The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company said it had additional emergency medical personnel on board to help with the crash from the weather tonight.

Connecticut state police have warned residents to stay safe. Police recommend that drivers slow down, turn on car headlights and avoid driving through standing water.

Wednesday, September 1, 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service has released a tornado clock for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties. This watch runs until 1 p.m.

Wednesday, September 1, 5:30 p.m.

The New York office of the National Weather Service said heavy rains and flooding were expected early Wednesday in the state as the remains of the post-tropical cyclone Ida spread to the region.

The flash flood watch went into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday across the state. It ends at 2 p.m. Thursday

Ida made Hurricane Law landfall off the coast of Louisiana on Sunday. The hurricane hit the Louisiana area Wednesday morning, showing the storm track moving northeast near Tennessee. At 5 p.m., the hurricane made landfall near Pennsylvania and Maryland, the National Hurricane Center said.

Ida is expected to bring thunderstorms, gusts, and 3 to 6 inches of rain to Connecticut. At 4:53 pm, the Met Office said it was likely to rain at 1 to 2 inches per hour at times. Reference.

Most rainfall is expected during the evening – bringing 3 to 4 inches in some areas – according to the weather service.

Meteorologists with the Meteorological Service are also predicting heavy flooding on the Antique River near Norwich and moderate flooding on the Farmington River near Simsbury.

The Met Office said there was less risk of a tornado tonight.

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield has recommended that its students not travel “unless absolutely” Wednesday night, the university said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Rainfall should decrease from Thursday morning to noon.

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