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Severe Storm Strikes: Flooding, Power Outages for East Haven (VIDEO)

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UPDATE at 8:45 p.m.

All weather service watches and warnings for East Haven have now been cancelled.

UPDATE at 5:15 p.m.

It appears that power has now been restored to the section of Foxon that was without it earlier.

UI's town outage list currently shows only two East Haven customers are still without power.

ORIGINAL STORY

East Haven has been spared much of the worst of the severe weather this summer — but not today.

A severe storm this afternoon unleashed a viscious downpour on the town, with a rainfall rate of 5 inches an hour, according to East Haven Patch's weather blogger Nick DiGiovanni, who has a .

All of the rain in such a short period of time led to several areas of town experiencing minor flooding, including a portion of Hemingway Avenue where several inches of rain covered the roadway, slowing down traffic and stalling out at least one car along the way. (see video soon to be posted)

also responded to reports of water emergencies along Coe Avenue, Birch Lane and Jeffrey Road.

Power Outage

This afternoon's storm also has currently left 415 customers in East Haven without power, according to United Illuminating's outage map.

East Haven Patch reader @CrissyVas reported via Twitter that her home in Foxon, hear The Pit, was without power.

Tornado Watch

And the nasty weather today may not be over yet.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for East Haven, as well as much of the rest of the state. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. A flood advisory is also in effect until early this evening.

A possible tornado was spotted just outside of Hartford a short time ago.

East Haven Patch will continue to provide updates on power outage rates and weather related events in town.

Flowers August 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM
I think we should all congratulate Julie for figuring out how to video , store and publish local news. Things get better and better on the Patch every time I sign on. Keep up the good work. But please: No more hamburger surveys.

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