ELSA'S AFTERMATH: Pregnant woman rescued from car stuck in Bridgeport street flooding

A pregnant woman needed to be rescued from street flooding in Bridgeport Friday during Tropical Storm Elsa.

News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2021, 4:53 PM

Updated 1,052 days ago

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A pregnant woman needed to be rescued from street flooding in Bridgeport Friday during Tropical Storm Elsa.
Erica Vereen was rescued after being stuck in her car that stalled on Bond Street off of Boston Avenue.
Vereen says she's five months into a high-risk pregnancy.
She says when firefighters arrived, they quickly removed a manhole cover to help drain the street.
Vereen says the city should do more to prevent flash flooding in areas that are prone to it. The single mother, who's a health care worker from Milford, says she wouldn't have gone out in these conditions if she didn't have to get her 10-year-old daughter to the doctor.
Things got better, she says, when a tow truck driver showed up to get her car in the shop. Vereen says she's just hoping now the stress of it all doesn't affect her pregnancy.



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