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Storm Knocks Out Power In Fairfield County

Eversource power outage map.
Eversource power outage map. Photo Credit: Eversource

The storm bringing drenching downpours and strong, gusty winds to the area has resulted in numerous power outages in Fairfield County on Friday morning.

United Illuminating is reporting that 1,159 are without power in Fairfield at 9:40 a.m. In addition, 55 are without power in Shelton and 12 in Trumbull.

Eversource reported the following outage totals at 9:30 a.m.: Newtown (161), Danbury (144), Stamford (67), Redding (66), New Fairfield (45), Wilton(39), Weston (14), Ridgefield (12), Westport (11), New Canaan and Norwalk (fewer than five).

A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire area until 1 a.m. Saturday, and a Wind Advisory for the coast. In addition, Coastal Flood Warnings and Advisories were posted for this morning's high tide.

Widespread 2 to 3 inches of rain is likely with locally higher amounts possible which can lead to flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

It will be too warm for any snow across the area, with a high in the mid- to upper-50s, with rain throughout the daylight hours followed by evening showers.

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