Streets are flooded in parts of Connecticut and nearly 1,700 power outages are reported as heavy rain moves across southern New England.
The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings Wednesday morning for shoreline areas including New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties. Flash flood watches and advisories are posted for the rest of the state.
The Weather Service says rainfall rates could hit up to four inches an hour in some locations.
Television news reports showed some streets in Branford under several inches of water. The same storm caused flash flooding on Long Island, New York, and some drivers had to be rescued Wednesday.
The parking lot of the W. Main St. Dunkin' Donuts in Branford is roped off due to flooding. pic.twitter.com/WKT6snkEb9
— Kristin Stoller (@KristinStoller) August 13, 2014
Oh boy. Flood waters receding on SSE near Islip. About 13" of rain since 12am. Rescues and salvages underway. pic.twitter.com/5gF8sXHY7r
— Bob Maxon (@bobmaxon) August 13, 2014
— Sal Federico (@SalFederico) August 13, 2014
Connecticut Light & Power Co. reports about 1,300 power outages across the state. United Illuminating reports 390 outages in the Bridgeport and New Haven areas.
This report includes information from The Associated Press.