Last Night’s Storm Deluge Dumps a Month of Rain in One Day
According to the News-Times, Tuesday's storm brought a month's worth of rain to the Danbury area and then came the flash flooding! Emergency crews had to rescue a driver under the Beaver Brook Road underpass before his car filled up with water. Thankfully there were no injuries.
Danbury was hit by several lightening strikes which knocked out power to about 1,000 customers. The culprit was 3.15 inches of rain that started falling around 3:30pm and finished up around 8pm according to the Connecticut Weather Center who also said that most of the rain fell within a 2 hour time frame. Flooding was reported on Main, White and New Streets along with Hospital and Lake avenues, and Grandview Drive. Jefferson Ave. and the intersection of Osborne Street and Hospital Ave. were impassable and had to be closed for several hours. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta said that the Department of Public Works were out cleaning up and repairing road damage after the storm and that everything should be open and good to go!