Wet weather spares Darien, Stamford major flooding

Many across southwestern Connecticut spent Friday preparing to prevent a repeat of last week?s flood damage and were largely spared.

Darien merchants say they were a little better prepared this time around. A row of sandbags was set up along storefronts on Heights Road. The town also leased a high-powered pump to help the drainage system on the roadway.

A local disaster-relief fund was set up for the Heights Road merchants. Ned Brokaw, who is overseeing the fund, says donations are starting to roll in. He's hoping to raise around $200,000.

While many areas held up, residents of the Hyde Park Condominiums in Stamford say they are still feeling the effect of last week?s storm. They say they have no heat, hot water or working elevator.

One of the town's fire marshals told News 12 Connecticut that crews were out working to fix the problems.

Calls to Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy were not returned. The condo?s management company would not speak to News 12 Connecticut about the matter.

Rains fell at a rate of over one inch per hour early Friday evening and tapered off hours later. Flash flood warnings were issued, but only minor flooding occurred.

Click for more on the Stamford residents? situation.

Related Information:Height's Road Merchants Disaster Relief Fund ? DarienNed Brokaw - Home: 203-662-0578Cell: 203-209-5781

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