Labor Day weekend plans canceled for Norwalk family as cleanup continues from remnants of Ida

Rosie Santella and her husband are left cleaning up their basement that was devastated by 17 inches of rain that came rushing in Wednesday night.

News 12 Staff

Sep 4, 2021, 5:27 PM

Updated 1,045 days ago

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Rosie Santella and her husband are left cleaning up their basement that was devastated by 17 inches of rain that came rushing in Wednesday night.
They showed News 12 Connecticut's Shosh Bedrosian just how powerful the floodwaters were at Iris Court.
Their garage took a huge hit, but they have their full basement running with dehumidifiers and fans to dry everything off.
The Santellas are left wondering what may have caused the excessive flooding.

They are worried that a nearby bridge on Rowayton Avenue had something to do with the significant flooding. 
The bridge has been closed since Tropical Storm Elsa in July because of a crack, but it had a steady flow of water underneath it Saturday.

City of Norwalk officials said they had crews clearing storm drains and waterways the week before leading up to the storm. But the almost 8 inches the area saw was unprecedented, which resulted in numerous flooding.  


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