Fairfield residents clean up in wake of flooding from nasty nor'easter

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FAIRFIELD -

Saturday's nor'easter dumped buckets on rain on Fairfield County, causing several rescues and road closures.

Some of the residential roads along the coast were hit the hardest, and on Sunday cleanup efforts began.

Residents who live on Fairfield Beach Road  were evacuated during Saturday's nor'easter.

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Mounds of sand were dragged onto land by the water and residents were forced to dig their way out.

The Devicos, who have lived on the road since 1990, said that Saturday’s storm was worse than Superstorm Sandy.

The couple did move their cars and evacuated for several hours at the request of police

"We didn't think anything of it. When we drove up last night, we were going, ‘Whoa, what happened?’ And then the road was flooded there,” says Ann Devico.

No people or property were harmed, but police say one can always learn from past storms and become more prepared for the next.

"Heed our warnings when we give them,” said Lt. Bob Kalamaras, of the Fairfield Police Department. “You know we get our information from the National Weather Service, oftentimes which gives us good, up-to-date information, and we try to relay that information to our neighbors."

Police are also encouraging residents to sign up for code red message alerts. By signing up on the town's website, Fairfield officials can quickly deliver phone messages to targeted areas or the entire town in emergency situations.

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