Much of East Haven's southern end of town has begun to flood Monday as Hurricane Sandy begins to approach here along the Connecticut shoreline.
East Haven Patch was at the East Haven Town Beach late this morning and early afternoon for this mid-day high tide, which moved through the homes that line the town's shoreline and onward to flood Cosey Beach Avenue.
Morgan Point was also taking on water, as well as much of the lower end of town, by the early Monday afternoon.
Coe Avenue, which is a frequent vicitm of tidal flooding, has now been closed by the town, due to several feet of flood waters making the usually busy north/south route impassable.
With Short Beach Road also expected to flood later today as high tide once again moves in, the southern portion of East Haven will eventually be closed off to get in or out by late tonight.
Additionally. East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr has issued a curfew beginning tonight at 7 p.m. for all of the areas of town now under a mandatory evacuation order due to the storm. It will continue until further notice, the Mayor's Office stated.
East Haven Patch will continue to provide updates as this story continues to develop. Additional video will also soon be added to this post as well.