Flooding creates dangerous conditions across Southwestern Connecticut

<p>Floodwaters created dangerous situations across Southwestern Connecticut Tuesday afternoon.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2018, 10:17 AM

Updated 2,089 days ago

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Floodwaters created dangerous situations across Southwestern Connecticut Tuesday afternoon.
Flood-prone areas along the I-95 corridor were covered in water in Fairfield.
In Westport, two adults and two children had to be rescued from their cars after they were swept off the road by flash flooding.
Firefighters say they rescued three people on the roof of one of the cars and then had to smash the window on the other to get that person out.
Officials say all four are doing OK.
In Stamford, the weather turned scary for children coming home from a local school.
This was in the Cove section of the city.
A woman tells News 12 firefighters had to use a boat to rescue children after their bus stalled in the high water.
There were no injuries reported.
In Bridgeport, Thomassena Greene put down sandbags in her first floor apartment, but tells News 12 the water still came through.
"I look at the radiators, and the water is coming in through the radiators," says Greene.
Greene says her car and others in the parking lot were almost all under water. A dumpster in the parking lot even crashed into two parked cars.
Residents of Valley Lane in Fairfield experienced heavy flooding as Rooster Creek overflowed into the street, making it impassable.
Emergency crews throughout town say they rescued 20 people from trapped cars and towed away almost 40 cars.
Fairfield's first selectman says power has been restored to all homes impacted by the storm.
He says crews are inspecting neighborhoods that experienced the most flooding.


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