flash floods WATERBURY, Connecticut (WTNH) – There will be sudden flooding in the interior of Connecticut due to a tropical storm in Elsa on Friday morning. This is in addition to rain and thunder for three consecutive days.
What you need to know: Tropical Storm Elsa hits Connecticut
The Waterbury City public works crew prepared on Thursday by cutting all the weak branches of the tree before they had a chance to cause damage below. This is one way to prevent expected winds of 40-50 MPH from causing destruction.
flash floods The crew worked this week to keep storm drains clean to alleviate flooding problems. Pruning these branches will also help reduce debris that can clog drains.
Construction was also underway outside the palace theater; they tried to put new sidewalks along the theater. They hope the plastic sheets hung from the building will protect their progression from the elements.
In East Haven, the city’s public works department saw bringing relief stations off the beach and preparing sawmills for wood damage.
Waterbury, Milford, East Haven Preparations for Elsa
The whole state is under lightning control; we see 1 to 5 inches of rainfall, northwest Connecticut saw the least and southeast Connecticut saw the most. Nevertheless, it is still raining enough to flood roads and basements in shallow areas.