Connecticut on the rebound after gusty rainstorm causes power outages, flooding


(WTNH) — Heavy rain and gusty winds moved through Connecticut on Monday, causing power outages throughout the state and flooding along the shoreline.

News 8 viewers across the state submitted pictures and videos of the storm damage in their area. Some said trees were torn down in their yards, others lost power due to winds, and some enjoyed the rain with their pets when the winds wound down.

Crews have been hard at work on restoring power to thousands of customers and they’ve managed to knock down those numbers swiftly. At the height of Monday’s strong winds and heavy rain, there were 40,000 Eversource customers without power across Connecticut.

As of early morning Tuesday, Eversource is reporting just under 10,000 outages and UI reports that it is nearing complete service restoration..

Eversource says its crews have been working around the clock and they also have to maintain social distance and take other precautions due to COVID-19.

Officials want to remind others to not go near downed wires. Rather, call 911 and report the problem.

Due to storm damage, Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth has been closed.

To submit your own storm photos online.

WEB EXTRA: The video below gives an indication of those winds as the waves battered the beach in Old Saybrook Monday afternoon.

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