Thousands without power, flooded homes as strong storms moved through CT Tuesday

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The severe weather caused damage all across the state Tuesday, leaving thousands of people without power. Most of them are in Fairfield County.

About 1,500 customers were in the dark in Fairfield. Twelve-hundred were without power in New Canaan. Nearly 600 were in the dark in Norwalk.

Video from Fairfield County shows trees and branches down on the Merritt Parkway — blocking the road on Tuesday.

Police in Waterford say a lightning strike took down a power line on Parkway South, sparking a fire.
Flooding in Thomaston caused streets to look more like rivers, as the water rushed down them. 

The Hartford area is seeing flooding too.

Jayson D’Anna goes down into the basement after he turns off the power, show us the damage first hand.

“Everything is ruined, this is the third time we have gone through this.”

Every time, the family keeps raising up the floor and adding sump pump‘s. But the storm was just too much, too fast, and he lost everything again.

“We have to replace the hot water heater, the furnaces have to be rebuilt, the washer and dryer, our brand new, there trashed, we raced everything up off the floor a foot, and now it went over a foot.”

One of the reasons this is so frustrating for D’Anna, he says there are drain water and sewage pipes that run underneath his house. When they become overwhelmed with the flash floods, the sewage in the rain water mix backing up into his home.

“If the water comes in, it’s raw sewage, it is connected to the storm drains and the runoff, which is an EPA problem.”

He is not alone, all across New Britain, the water was so strong it popped off manhole covers and wrecked cars.

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