South Windsor declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — The town of South Windsor has declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon, town officials report.

The declaration was made ahead of severe thunderstorms forecasted for Thursday night along with the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa moving up the east coast.

The town was slammed by thunderstorms both on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving thousands without power.

Thursday night’s weather is predicting strong thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain. Early Friday morning, Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to impact Connecticut.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalco told News 8 Thursday night, “The ground is very saturated at this point, and we’ve got a storm tonight, it’s raining now. We’re looking at another storm in the morning, and that’s why we kinda made the decision to move forward with a Declaration of Emergency now, get that out of the way. “

The state of emergency is in place until the severe weather passes.

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