Isabel causes minimal damage in southwestern Connecticut

As maps inside the News 12 Connecticut Hurricane Isabel Center show the tropical depression beginning to dissipate, residents are cleaning up the little damage that the storm left behind.

In Darien, downed trees and power wires caused problems for motorists that were trying to pass through the city streets. Classes at Darien High School had to be cancelled because the power briefly went out Friday morning. In all, United Illuminating, which serves 17 towns from Fairfield to North Branford, had about 2,000 customers down during the peak of the storm. The company reports that only 200 residents are still in the dark.

Norwalk was one of the hardest hit areas as all public schools had to be canceled. The coastal community of Milford, however, was left relatively untouched by Isabel. The tide barely reached the homes at Silver Beach and residents estimate that the waves peaked at around three feet.

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