Rain, tides cause flooding in Milford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Rain, tides cause flooding in Milford


Milford, which is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, was hit hard by waves and some flooding caused by Wednesday's storm.

High tide, which occurred at about noon, caused waves to crash over walls along the shore and led to flooding in local neighborhoods.

Just before noon, flood sirens could be heard in the shoreline communities.

"I was sitting at my table when the flood siren went off and came out and the water was on the street," said Nick Vicino of Milford.

Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake said the storm caused minor to moderate flooding and his office alerted all coastal residents Wednesday morning to move vehicles to higher ground. 

"I feel really bad for the guys on the beach because they have homes that were not even fixed yet," Vicino said.

Blake toured the affected neighborhoods several hours after the tide receded and he said the damage was minimal compared to recent storms.

Because of the damage caused by hurricanes Irene and Sandy, the coastline has been weakened, and city officials said there has been more flooding because of that.

"This was a shock to see today because I didn't even know we were getting a storm," Vicino said.

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