In Waterford, there were reports of “large amounts of flooding throughout the town,” according to the police department’s Facebook page.
Flooding was reported in Waterford on “Route 32 at Benham Avenue due to a manhole cover,” as well as “area of 20 Mullen Hill Road for a road collapse” and “Route 85 at I95 is closed,” due to the heavy rains.
Mullen Hill Road was closed, police said.
“Everyone else if you can stay home or at work we advise you to do so,” The Waterford Police Department posted on its Facebook page.
Police said if a road looks flooded, do not drive though it but call the dispatch center at 860-442-9251.
Heavy downpours were reported in Ivoryton and street flooding was reported on Broad Street in New London.
On Thursday afternoon, the New London mayor said traffic congestion was severe, "and while no formal road closures have been made, residents should avoid travel at this time."
Luckily for residents like Sheryle Perkins, New London firefighters spent Thursday night going door-to-door and pumping people out when they could.
First responders estimate 3.5 inches of rain fell in just a few short hours in the Pleasant Road neighborhood.
In New London, a family on Connecticut Avenue lost a freezer, a refrigerator, washer and dryer, plus two furnaces.
The basement is big and at one point on Thursday was filled with 4 feet of water.