High tide, wind, rain wreak havoc across the state - WFSB 3 Connecticut

High tide, wind, rain wreak havoc across the state

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Clean up continued on Thursday at Cosey Beach in East Haven. (WFSB photo) Clean up continued on Thursday at Cosey Beach in East Haven. (WFSB photo)
Flooding in West Haven. (WFSB photo) Flooding in West Haven. (WFSB photo)
The storm brought down trees in Madison on Wednesday. (WFSB photo) The storm brought down trees in Madison on Wednesday. (WFSB photo)
PROSPECT, CT (WFSB) -

Crews dealt with scattered power outages and road closures Thursday morning following the departure of Wednesday’s storm and astronomical high tides.

In East Haven, the town had to deal with a sort of déjà vu in terms of flooding. The risen waters didn’t have anything to do with the rain, however. It was the tides from Wednesday afternoon.

This week is the anniversary of both Winter Storm Alfred in 2011 and superstorm Sandy in 2012, both of which caused issues in East Haven and across the state.

On Wednesday, water came rushing into Cosey Beach and moved over roads and into low-laying areas. It took some debris with it.

Homeowners spent Thursday morning scraping a thin layer of mud off of driveways while others loaded up garbage pails with seaweed that washed onto their properties.

"I've been here 35 years and this is the worst that I've ever seen it," said Chuck Palmieri of East Haven. "It was constant and really, really rough. I was afraid some of the debris might hit the window and break it, but we were lucky.  No damage.  A lot of mess, but no damage."

This as they continue to pick up pieces three years after Sandy.

The scene was the same in neighboring West Haven as well. Police said they had to put road blocks in place along First Avenue and Manahan Place.

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia added a whole lot of wind and rain.

Towns like Prospect saw branches come down and with them, a lot of wet leaves that left the roads slick.

Route 69 in that town was closed while crews worked to repair some damage. 

The storm also created some delays in Madison during the Wednesday evening rush. Branches came down with power lines on Route 78. Police said no one was hurt, but crews spent hours making repairs and clearing the debris.

That road was back open on Thursday morning.

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