Flooding prompts shelter opening - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Flooding prompts shelter opening

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NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -

Heavy rain overnight and into Sunday morning has caused flooding on city streets in Norwich.

According to Emergency management Director Gene Arters, Rt. 12 and Boswell Avenue are flooded with as much as 2 feet of water.

Arters said an emergency shelter has opened at Kelly Middle School for residents in need of a place to go.

A heavy band of rain fell from Old Saybrook to Norwich, with a report of 4.8 inches falling in Uncasville.

There is a flood watch for the whole state and warnings in several counties.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked residents to use caution because of the flooding throughout the state.

"If you live in a low-lying, flood prone area, please stay alert to changing weather conditions and if you plan on traveling today or tonight, please use caution and do not attempt to drive through standing water," Malloy said in a statement Sunday. 

State officials with the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security are monitoring the flooding.

Check back for more updates on rainfall and flooding as they become available.

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