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Flooding expected along Housatonic River Thursday

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Flood warning for New Haven and Fairfield Counties as minor flooding is expected along the Housatonic River Flood warning for New Haven and Fairfield Counties as minor flooding is expected along the Housatonic River
MONROE, CT (WFSB) -

With the recent rain, those living along the Housatonic River are preparing for floods Thursday.

A few times a year, heavy rain increases the height of the river water and residents along the Housatonic anticipate potential flooding.

"We've been through this before, so we're pretty used to dealing with it," said resident Michael Walker of Shelton.

Residents told Eyewitness News that they have been monitoring the rain showers in order to be ready for the flooding.

"It happens on a regular basis now," said Walker. "We're taking furniture out of the lower levels, getting boats out of the water, securing our docks, just getting ready for some water to get in the house."

Although the rain can be a burden at times, it is small price paid for this location.

"You're living on the water," said Mike Stahl of Derby. "It's a beautiful place; you've got good neighbors and a great place to live."

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