Coastal flood advisory for southern Fairfield County in CT
There is a coastal flood advisory in effect Tuesday night through early Thursday morning for vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline in Connecticut.
The advisory was issued at 4:25 p.m. It goes into effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday through 2 a.m. Thursday.
“Up to one foot of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline tonight (Tuesday night) and Wednesday,” the advisory said.
The advisory will impact southern Fairfield County and southern Westchester County in New York.
There is expected to be brief minor flooding in the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline Tuesday night and Wednesday. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable spots Wednesday night.
“Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding,” the advisory said.
Anyone who needs to travel during the advisory should allow for extra travel time because some roads might be closed. Drivers should remember never to drive around barricades or through water — “turn around, don’t drown.”