Darien prepares for second bout with rain

Several southwestern Connecticut communities geared up for another weather event that could take place Friday, possibly similar to last week's rainstorm.

Darien First Selectwoman Evonne Klein says preparations for Friday?s rainy forecast are under way to prevent the type of flooding the town experienced last week. Floodwaters several inches deep covered several streets, causing traffic to be diverted. Klein says although the town's Department of Public Works cleaned out catch basins in flood-prone areas such as Abbey Road hours before the storm hit, the road flooded anyway. To help prevent further flooding, the town has been making sure its sewers are free of dirt and debris since the last storm hit. It?s also in the process of purchasing a pump. Klein says she has been in close contact with her emergency management director and has enough manpower to get through another storm. Klein adds that sandbags will be put out to protect the many businesses on Heights Road.

Some Heights Road storeowners maintain sandbags will not help if Darien is drenched with the same amount of rain as last week.

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