Winter Storm David brings serious flooding along CT shore - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Winter Storm David brings serious flooding along Connecticut shoreline


The snow and wind have been the big story for most of the state, but along the shoreline, it was also the tidal surges.

Winter Storm David dropped plenty of snow across the state. However, that was the least of their concerns for residents in East Haven because it was the water from Long Island Sound that caused them problems.

Friday morning's high tide pushed water into several East Haven streets leaving people with all sorts of things to worry about.

"Right now, this is a little worrisome for us," said Janelle Chong of East Haven. "But also we're a little concerned because none of us have big cars with four-wheel drive."

Some homes were surrounded by water right up to their steps. The area has a history of flooding especially since Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy hit.

State Sen. Len Fasano, who represents East Haven, is trying to get legislation passed that would allow these homeowners to better protect themselves using seawalls.

The neighborhood is also pushing to have the road raised, so they won't be trapped in their homes if the flooding continues.

But if with the ongoing problems, residents said they're committed to staying.

"I love the beach and I can't live without it," Chong said. "It's fine with me"

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