Danbury Area Remains Under Flood Watch From Tropical Storm Henri
You could say we really dodged a bullet as far as Hurricane/Tropical storm Henri is concerned. The saving grace for our area was the storm making landfall some 50 miles north of its expected path on the Connecticut, Rhode Island border.
That being said, and even though we didn't see the brunt of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Henri, our area is still under a flood watch. The National Weather Service says the watch will remain for the duration of the storm, and that continues to be in effect until 2:00 AM late Monday night / early Tuesday morning.
In there latest statement as of this writing, the NWS says, "Henri continues to weaken rapidly across the Northeastern U.S. but remains a heavy rain and flood threat. A moderate risk of heavy rainfall will continue to lead to considerable flash, urban, and small stream flooding, along with the potential for widespread minor to isolated moderate river flooding over portions of Long Island, New England, eastern New York, New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania."
With heavy rain expected throughout Monday, those rainfall totals are likely to increase even more if we get some heavy downpours due to thunderstorms. As of Monday morning there has been some localized flooding, but certainly not to the extent that was being predicted prior to the storm making landfall.
Our area was spared of potentially thousands of power outages as well. During the early part of Sunday, Eversource had reported that roughly 900 of their customers in Danbury were without power, but by the late afternoon, most of those residents had their power restored.
Other areas of the state were not as lucky. According to Eversource, Easton, CT, was one of the hardest hit in the area with over 7,000 customers without power. The company says that they're hopeful that most customers without power should be restored by sometime later this evening.