Areas prone to flooding prepare for impact of Hermine

Tide is going out in Milford. Residents brace for whatever Hermine brings when it rises overnight. (WFSB)

Residents in areas hit hard by Superstorm Sandy said they aren't taking any chances with Hermine.

As the effects of the storm head our way, Eyewitness News caught up with those who are standing firm in the face of the storm.

People were out enjoying the sunshine along Bayshore Drive in Milford, which is prone to flooding. People in that area are preparing because it was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

There's a row of beachfront homes and many are now raised because of what happened during Sandy. Sunday night may be the first test for a lot of these homes.

Louis Cappelli has been in Milford for 50 years. His home was recently raised and he's ready for whatever Hermine brings his way.

“I hope it is tested. We just raised it and I want to see how high the water will come,” Cappelli said. “It doesn't look like it's going to come in very high.”

The tide was rapidly going out on Sunday night. Low tide will be at 8:03 p.m. while high tide will be at 2 a.m.

Whether it's a big storm or small storm, some beachfront areas aren't immune to flooding. Residents along Bayshore Drive said even minor storm surges is all it takes to see some of the roads covered in water.

During Superstorm Sandy, some homes saw water three feet high in their living rooms. Residents said they don't want to deal with that again and were preparing on Sunday.

“I still do a lot in the house. I pick up everything in the basement, because if the water goes down, it comes in my driveway, I've got water in my basement,” Gail Lamoureux, of Milford, said. “So it's picking up all the stuff in the basement. That's what I've been doing.”

“I'm very high. I'm at the big high house there, so I don't do anything,” Laura Acri, of Milford, said. “I go down with my ship.”

While Sunday was a beautiful day, all of that could change in the overnight hours.

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