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CONNECTICUT, USA — The remnants of Hurricane Ida marched across the state overnight, leaving in its wake several inches of rain and flood warnings.
A flash flood warning is in effect for Hartford, Tolland, and Windam counties until 3:15 p.m.
The rain will continue to taper off as the morning continues. By 6 a.m., Connecticut may be done with most of the rain, and may even see sunshine!
Many reports indicate 3-5 inches of rain were dumped on the state with some localized higher numbers trickling in.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS
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Gov. Ned Lamont declared a state of emergency in response to the widespread flood damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
“The filing of this declaration will help provide state and local emergency management officials with the necessary tools to aid the impacted areas in safely recovering from this record-breaking rainfall that we received overnight,” Lamont said in a statement.
Amtrak has canceled service from Washington D.C. to Boston due to flooding across the tri-state area and New England.
SERVICE ALERT UPDATE: All service between Washington (WAS) and Boston (BOS) has been canceled for the remainder of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience.
State police said a veteran sergeant with Troop L-Litchfield was found after he was swept away in floodwaters in Woodbury this morning. He’s been taken to Yale New Haven Hospital. Read more details here.
The following roads are closed in Berlin due to flooding:
Search continues for missing person in Woodbury floodwaters.
WOODBURY SEARCH we’ve seen a couple of helicopters in search mode for a person that has been missing since being swept away in floodwaters at around 4 AM. Awaiting an update from @CT_STATE_POLICE @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/3GfwTw3pIw
Route 9 south exit 19 closed due to road collapse according to Cromwell Fire Department.
Images show a flooded Farmington Avenue under the railroad bridge in Berlin.
Eversource advises natural gas customers to be aware of potential hazards from flooding. If you smell gas, leave immediately, dial 911 from a safe place, and then call Eversource at 877-944-5325.
A flash flood warning is in effect for Hartford, Tolland, and Windham counties until 3:15 p.m. according to the National Weather Service.
UConn’s Stamford campus will be closed Thursday due to travel difficulties in the area. All online classes will be held as scheduled and employees telecommuting due to COVID-19 will be working as normal.
All other UConn campuses are following their normal schedules for classes and work. UConn hasn’t experienced any significant flooding or water damage issues at any of its locations, the university day.
“Mother nature has not been kind to Manchester.” | Manchester Mayor Jay Moran speaks with FOX61’s Kieth McGilvery about the clean-up effort underway in Manchester after Tropical Storm Henri last week, and Ida, caused localized flooding.
State Police said a person was reported missing following flooding last night from Ida in Woodbury. Troopers and Woodbury police are searching the area.
This is a developing story. Follow the latest updates here.
I-95 south back open in New York by Connecticut border. Delays still heavy into Stamford.
FOX61’s Angelo Bavaro reports 28 people had to be evacuated early this morning along Route 6 and Mix Street in Bristol after the banks of the Copper Mine Brook and Pequabuck River overflowed.
Absolute mess right now in Bristol at Route 6 and Mix St. after banks of the Copper Mine Brook and Pequabuck River have overflowed. 28 people had to be evacuated early this morning. @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/q0ZEq52yLW
CT DOT says due to weather issues, train service is suspended on New Haven, New Canaan, Danbury, and Hartford lines. Shore Line East service is also suspended.
Due to widespread weather issues TRAIN Service is suspended on all rail lines: New Haven Line, New Canaan Line, Danbury Line, Waterbury Line, Shore Line East, and Hartford Line, until further notice.🛑
Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu urges residents to be patient and not drive through floodwaters as the city cleans up following Ida.
Several deaths reported in New York City area and New Jersey as Hurricane Ida’s remnants batter Northeast. A 2-year-old boy is among those reported dead.
Roads across the state are closed due to flooding issues. See a full list of road closures here.
Rainfall map shows estimated totals that fell from Ida overnight, leading to flood warnings.
Well, it sure rained a lot last night. Flash flooding all over the area is still causing problems on the roads this morning. These radar estimated rain totals show how wild things were for several hours overnight. pic.twitter.com/QzZyYvPIGR
I-95 southbound in Rye, New York closes due to flooding, causing backups into Greenwich.
Several school districts are beginning to report storm closings/delays.
Flooding remains a concern in Norwich as rain departs state. The Yantic River has risen due to the rainfall.
The New Haven Department of Public Works superintendent said crews are working to open the streets up before the morning commute begins.
Rain stopped here on Humphrey st. In new haven. As soon as that happened, the flooding subsided.
The DPW street superintendent is now marking areas where people’s cars got stuck in water.
They want to open the streets back up before the morning commute. @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/M0F99Ffq3p
Redding and Easton public schools will be opening two hours late while Greenwich Public Schools are closed today.
Lebanon Public Schools will open two hours late with no AM pre-k.
Cars stuck in floodwaters in Meriden following heavy rainfall overnight.
The Yantic River near Norwich is undergoing a rapid rise with a 6 foot rise in about six hours leading to flash flooding.
The Yantic River near Norwich is undergoing a rapid rise at the moment, with a 6+ foot rise in about 6 hours leading to flash flooding. #fox61 pic.twitter.com/rCrkMUIC9t
Rushing floodwaters reported in Manchester
Massive flooding in Manchester. We are live on @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/ieZyyA7SGQ
Social media images show heavy flooding in Meriden on Cook Avenue.
Flooding reported on I-91 south in Enfield.
There are two flooded sections of the passing lane of I-91 south in Enfield. It’s not terribly deep but not something you want to hit at 60mph. Stay in the middle lane! #ctweather #Ida
Due to severe weather conditions, Amtrak Northeast announced lengthy delays between Philadelphia and New Haven.
SERVICE ALERT UPDATE: Due to continued severe weather conditions in the region, Trains traveling between Philadelphia (PHL) and New Haven (NHV) are experiencing lengthy delays. Trains currently affected: 66, 67, 90, 138, 177, 639, and Train 50 that departed CHI on 8/31.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Hartford, Tolland, Windham, Middlesex and New London counties until 8 a.m.
A Flood Warning is in effect for Litchfield, New Haven, and Fairfield counties until 7 a.m.
Power outages for both Eversource and United Illuminating are over 16-thousand customers each; well over 32,000 customers are without power across the state.
Street flooding is occurring statewide, with some drastic and dangerous instances in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Meriden Police report extensive flooding in the downtown area, and there are road closures in towns from Windsor Locks to West Haven.
Heavy rain is still falling in Hartford. Stay with @FOX61News as we track #Ida and her impacts. pic.twitter.com/pcJo7DKpyU
Intense wind signature over areas in North Branford, Branford and Guilford heading toward Madison. In this severe warned stormed .. Gusts of 70mph are possible #fox61 pic.twitter.com/qWb9wyvOxk
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect UNTIL 9/02 12:15AM. Counties included: Suffolk, New Haven, Fairfield pic.twitter.com/2npQCmCcyO
GREENWICH – I-95 Southbound CLOSED between Exits 6 and 5 because of Crash (Motor Vehicle).
WATERBURY – Crash (2 Vehicle) on RT8 Southbound between Exits 30 and 29. The right lane is closed.
Greenwich Police reports the department is unable to accept any 911 calls at this time.
Officers can be reached at 203-622-8001.
Greenwich PD is unable to accept any 911 calls at this time. We can be reached at 203-622-8001
Manchester neighborhood hoping Ida is less destructive than Henri
The National Weather Service out of New York reports a Flash Flood Emergency is in effect for parts of Connecticut including Bridgeport, New Haven and Stamford.
It is in effect until Thursday at 12:30 a.m.
Flash Flood Emergency including Bridgeport CT, New Haven CT, Stamford CT until 12:30 AM EDT pic.twitter.com/FX8ypPT2hr
This is what a flash flood emergency looks like https://t.co/PrUc1yalcH
Metro North says Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line service out of GCT is suspended. Customers are advised not to travel if possible. As more information becomes available we will notify you as soon as possible.
Norwich community concerned Ida will cause Yantic River to flood
VERNON – Route 83/30 CLOSED between West Road and the Manchester town line because of water over the road.
GREENWICH – Crash (Jackknifed) on I-95 Southbound between Exits 3 and 2. The left and center lanes are closed.
New Jersey Mayor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency in response to Tropical Storm Ida. Murphy said it takes effect immediately.
“Stay off the roads, stay home, and stay safe,” he wrote on Twitter.
BREAKING: I’m declaring a STATE OF EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY in response to Tropical Storm Ida.
We will use every resource at our disposal to ensure the safety of New Jerseyans.
Stay off the roads, stay home, and stay safe.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect Thursday at 5:30 a.m. for Worcester, Tolland and Windham counties.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect UNTIL 9/02 5:30AM. Counties included: Worcester, Tolland, Windham Flooding is occurring or may happen any moment. Rivers/streams could rise rapidly. #fox61 pic.twitter.com/G4yDQQmmM1
Due to the heavy rains expected, the State sponsored COVID testing site located at Gateway Community College in New Haven, will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 2.
E. HARTFORD – Crash (2 Vehicle) on RT2 Eastbound between Exits 2 and 5. The left lane is closed.
FOX61’s Rachel Piscitelli reports a Tornado Warning is in effect just to the south of Connecticut (not in state).
A rotation detected on the radar in the area of Yankee Stadium.
Tornado warning just to our south (NOT IN CT)… looks like rotation right near Yankee Stadium #fox61 pic.twitter.com/kyMXjyij1D
FOX61’s Gaby Molina seeing heavy rainfall and water on the highway in Manchester.
Residents in the area are bracing themselves after Henri hit them hard almost two weeks ago, even crumbling a portion of Ambassador Drive.
RELATED: Manchester residents brace themselves for more heavy rain Thursday
The rain is really starting to come down in Manchester and there is quite a bit of water on the highway. Take it easy out there if you have to drive tonight! pic.twitter.com/psVY6ykTKw
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 2 a.m. for Hartford and Tolland counties.
Flash Warning issued for Hartford and Tolland county until 2AM #fox61 pic.twitter.com/PaiqHGLvsO
A handful of arriving and departing flights at Bradley International Airport have been delayed.
One American Airlines flight from Philadelphia that was scheduled to land at 10:14 p.m. was cancelled.
Check BDL flight statuses here.
PLAINVILLE – Crash (1 Vehicle) on I-84 Westbound between Exits 33 and 32. The left lane is closed.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect 10 p.m.
Counties included are: New York (Manhattan), Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland, Putnam, Bronx, Kings, Queens
FOX61 Chief Meteorologist Rachel Frank says flooding is occurring and can happen any moment. Rivers/streams could rise rapidly.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect UNTIL 9/01 10:00PM. Counties included: New York (Manhattan), Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland, Putnam, Bronx, Kings, Queens Flooding is occurring or may happen any moment. Rivers/streams could rise rapidly. #fox61 pic.twitter.com/5rDb9yzmso
Tornado Watch issued for parts of the state until Thursday at 1 a.m.
The counties included are: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York until 1 AM EDT pic.twitter.com/07WbwlYT8A
A tornado WATCH has been issued for our four southern counties until 1AM tonight. A watch means conditions are favorable… Stay weather aware #fox61 pic.twitter.com/bTKBeM1nN3
SIMSBURY – Bushy Hill Road CLOSED between West Street and Stratton Forest Way because of Crash (1 Vehicle vs Pole).
Flood Warning issued for Litchfield county
Flood Warning issued for Litchfield county #fox61 pic.twitter.com/F0aYmJACxm
WINDSOR – Crash (1 Vehicle) on I-91 Southbound between Exits 40 and 38A. The left lane is closed.
EAST WINDSOR – Route 191 (Phelps Road) CLOSED at Route 5 (South Main Street) because of a tree down in wires.
A tree is down across the road and it looks like it brought some wires down with it on Phelps Rd. in East Windsor @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/XYuKl4M66X
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin discusses precautionary efforts in the capital city, urges residents to stay off the roads and move their cars ahead of Ida’s significant impact.
The following parking lots are open and available:
Blue Light Lots Available:
Hartford Parking Authority Lot Available:
Connecticut State Police discuss road conditions and tips for drivers as the state is impacted by Ida.
How Connecticut’s shoreline is preparing for the storm
NEW BRITAIN – Tractor Trailer crash on I-84 Eastbound between Exits 35 and 36. The right lane is closed.
EAST WINDSOR – Route 191 (Phelps Road) CLOSED at Route 5 (South Main Street) because of a tree down in wires.
HARTFORD – 3-vehicle crash on I-91 Southbound between Exits 33 and 32. The right lane is closed.
MANCHESTER – Crash on I-84 Westbound between Exits 64 and 63. The 2 right lanes are closed.
This week’s flooding risk exacerbated by recent rainfall.
With storm after storm dropping copious amounts of rain recently, any semblance of drought is long gone in Connecticut.
Only a few months ago, conditions were so dry that the state nearly fell back into a moderate drought across the state, but that is far from the case now.
It seems like Connecticut has been seeing soaking rainstorms just about every single week. On the shoreline, Bridgeport has picked up 12.31” of rainfall since June 1. Southern Connecticut has seen its fair share of rain as well with the numbers really picking up in northern portions of the state.
Meteorologist Dan Amarante breaks down the numbers. Read more
TRAFFIC ALERT: Gottier Road by Tolland Stage Road (Route 74) closed due to water over the road.
Drivers are asked to seek an alternative route.
Gottier Rd by Tolland Stage Rd (Route 74) is closed due to water over the road. Please seek an alternative route. pic.twitter.com/VD9dzdY7ws
RELATED: Tips on preparing for flooding from Ida
Major flooding is currently forecast on the Yantic River in Yantic, while moderate flooding is forecast on the Farmington River in Simsbury.
Latest river forecasts: Major flooding is currently forecast on the Yantic River in Yantic, CT; and moderate flooding is forecast on the Farmington River at Simsbury, CT. Minor flooding is forecast at 16 other locations in NY, CT, MA, and RI. More at https://t.co/tZfUu5oQg9 pic.twitter.com/Efd0MXGUF9
RELATED: Yes, Hurricane Ida temporarily reversed the flow of part of the Mississippi River
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