Residents flee flooding after water overtakes Darien

Firefighters offered to evacuate residents from several neighborhoods in Darien Friday after heavy rains drenched southwestern Connecticut.

At the height of the flooding, some neighborhoods were under several feet of water. Residents say the bottom of Cherry Street, near the Spring Grove Cemetery, was a disaster area. Firefighters had to use an inflatable rowboat to evacuate some residents and to check on homes. They also shut off power to some houses that were flooded.

Meanwhile, Boston Post Road and the Villager Pond condo complex were also flooded. The creek under Middlesex Road also flooded and ran through the yards of homes. Darien police say the Red Cross will help anyone who needs shelter due to the flooding. The local Explorers Post 53 is also offering free babysitting for residents who need to clean up their homes.

For extended footage of flooding around southwestern Connecticut, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO extra.

Related Information:Heavy rains drench southwestern Connecticut roadways

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