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Tracking Elsa: Latest info on power outages, travel, roads, closings

The storm is beginning to move out of Connecticut after bringing heavy rain. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for most of the state.

CONNECTICUT, USA —

Power outages: 

Eversource: 1,331

(to report an outage, click here)

Officials say crews have restored power to more than 4,400 customers affected by the storm and will stay on the job until all customers are restored.  

United Illuminating: 4

(to report an outage, click here)

Norwich Utilities: 

(to report an outage, Call 860-887-2555)

Wallingford Electric Company:

(to report an outage, Call  203-265-5055)

Fairfield Beach Updates

Due to significant rainfall amounts within the last 24 hours the Health Department will extend the current swimming area closures. For Fairfield's coastal beaches the swimming areas will be closed Friday 7/9/21, Saturday 7/10/21 and Sunday 7/11/21. Lake Mohegan swimming area will remain closed until Wednesday 7/13/21. Samples will be collected Monday 7/12/21. Any additional significant rainfall may impact these closures as well.

DEEP and DPH advise caution with swimming or other water contact recreation over next 48 hours due to Tropical Storm Elsa’s impact

Given the significant rainfall that occurred in association with Tropical Storm Elsa, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health are advising against recreational water contact and swimming over the next 48 hours in the Quinnipiac River, in urbanized areas, and within and in close proximity to Bridgeport, Hartford, Wallingford, Norwalk, Norwich, and the greater New Haven area, which areas have experienced discharges of untreated sewage.

Connecticut Department of Agriculture Urges Farmers to Report Crop Damage or Loss from Tropical Storm Elsa to USDA Farm Service Agency 

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers and agricultural producers who may have experienced crop damage or loss due to Tropical Storm Elsa to declare a loss to their United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office. Crop losses can be modified after the initial reporting as necessary.

The damage assessment for a USDA disaster declaration is based on a 30% loss of any crop per county. Only losses reported within that initial three-day window count towards the 30% threshold.

Reports should include:

• Crops damaged

• Total acre(s) planted per crop(s)

• # of acres destroyed or % of crop destroyed per crop

• Livestock damage

• Physical damage to equipment, buildings, fencing, trees, or damage caused by erosion

It is critical that producers keep accurate records to document damage or loss and report those losses to their local USDA Service Center as soon as possible. For more information on disaster assistance, visit farmers.gov.

Delays and Road Closures:

NORTH BRANFORD - RT80 is closed in both directions between Totoket Road and Shaw Rd because of (flooding ). 

STRATFORD - RT110 (River Road) is closed in both directions at Main Street Putney due to trees, utility poles and power lines down in the roadway. Due to this road closure, motorist are advised to seek an alternate route.  

Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam is closed due to storm damage. 

Indian Well State Park, Shelton,CT is closed due to Severe Weather  

Sherwood Island State Park, Westport,CT is closed due to Severe Weather

Governor Ned Lamont ordered partial activation of the State of Connecticut Emergency Operations Center starting Friday at 6 a.m. 

"I expect nothing but the best response from our utility companies to make sure Connecticut residents, particularly the most vulnerable, receive adequate service, "Governor Lamont said. "We’ll continue to monitor the storm’s path and will provide updates as necessary.”


Full list of closings here

Full 7-day forecast

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