The Town of Fairfield’s Emergency Management Director Denis McCarthy who is also the Town’s Fire Chief has issued the following message:
Flash Flood Warning issued for our area. Do not drive through flooded roadways. During the heaviest rain, travel will be difficult. Please stay off the road or delay your travel until the heavy rain bands pass.
* AT 10:51 AM EST, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN. A BAND OF HEAVY RAIN, ORIENTED NORTH TO SOUTH AND EXTENDING THROUGH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, IS ESTIMATED TO BE PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 1 1/2 INCHES PER HOUR. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. THIS RAINFALL WILL ALSO BE FALLING DURING HIGH TIDE ON LONG ISLAND SOUND AND MAY EXACERATE FLOODING AT THE IMMEDIATE COAST.