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Storm Slams Danbury, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Thunder

All of Main Street in Danbury is flooded late Monday afternoon near Elmwood Park as a strong thunderstorm moves through the area. Photo Credit: Chris Hoelck
All of Main Street in Danbury is flooded late Monday afternoon, with water flowing onto the sidewalk and up to the lawn near St. Peter's School. Photo Credit: Chris Hoelck

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A series of strong storms were blowing across Fairfield County late Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, lightning strikes, rumbles of thunder and street flooding. 

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for Fairfield County until 8 p.m. Monday, with heavy rain, hail, winds of up to 60 mph and flooding possible, the National Weather Service said. 

The severity of the storm varied across the region. But there was enough rain in Danbury to completely flood Main Street at about 5:30 p.m. And there were power outages reported across the region at 6:20 p.m., including:

  • Bethel: 15 customers without power
  • Darien: 3 customers without power
  • Greenwich: 1,030 without power
  • Monroe: 23 customers without power
  • New Canaan: 2 customer without power 
  • New Fairfield: 35 customers without power
  • Newtown: 139 customers without power
  • Norwalk: 6 customers without power
  • Shelton: 1 customer without power 
  • Stamford: 3 customer without power
  • Trumbull: 6 customers without power

All of Fairfield County is also  under an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory until 8:30 p.m. Monday, with heavy rainfall causing flooding in Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, and Shelton.

Showers and thunderstorms could continue into the overnight hours, with the possibility of more rain in the forecast for Tuesday morning before clearing by afternoon.  

The storm forced the Trumbull High School graduation indoors, while Danbury High delayed its graduation until Tuesday.

The storm did have the positive impact of breaking the days-long heat and humidity that had blanketed the area. 

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