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Bridgeport EOC closely monitoring approaching storm

September 27, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — The city’s Emergency Operations Center is monitoring a potential storm expected to push through the area late Thursday into Friday.

With the storm comes the risk of possible flash flooding.

The city saw extensive flash flooding on Tuesday when areas of Bridgeport saw between 5 and 7 inches of rain. Several other towns and cities along Connecticut’s coastline also saw severe flooding.

Though the possible upcoming storm likely would not be as serious as Tuesday’s storm, things can change at any given moment and the city’s EOC is looking to keep the community ready.

Scott Appleby, the director of emergency management and homeland security in Bridgeport, said a low pressure is headed toward Connecticut form the Mid-Atlantic region late Thursday. The pressure system will pass over, or just south of, New York City and Long Island on Friday.

Appleby said heavy rain at times is possible from late Thursday into Friday morning. Rainfall totals are expected to hover around 1 inch, with locally higher amounts up to 2 inches possible.

The risk of flash flooding was classified as slight for northeast New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley in New York, southern Connecticut and parts of Long Island. A flash flood watch is in effect.

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