Connecticut Flash Flood Alert Follows Partial Dam Collapse Amidst Devastating Weather, 5 Fatalities, and Nearly 1 Million Power Outages Across Various States

Connecticut Flash Flood Alert Follows Partial Dam Collapse Amidst Devastating Weather, 5 Fatalities, and Nearly 1 Million Power Outages Across Various States

Dam Break Leads to Flash Flood Warning

Connecticut faces a flash flood warning after a partial dam collapse caused by deadly storms that have claimed five lives and resulted in almost one million power outages across multiple states.

Norwich Public Utilities reported the Yantic River dam break, necessitating the shutdown of a substation, affecting around 5,000 individuals with power loss in the area.

Widespread Storm Impact and Power Outages

The storm, commencing Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday, caused severe damage, including road washouts, fallen trees, and power line disruptions. Wind gusts between 45 and 55 mph prevailed, with anticipated continued windy conditions.

Flash Flood Alerts and Trapped Residents

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings around the Yantic River, warning of life-threatening conditions for Fitchville residents.

Reports indicate residents trapped in buildings and homes in the vicinity.

Nationwide Storm Toll and Tragic Incidents

Tuesday saw a series of tragic events across various states, including tornadoes in the South, blizzards in the Midwest and Northwest.

Fatal accidents occurred due to heavy snow in Wisconsin and Michigan, a tornado-related death in Alabama, and other storm-related fatalities in North Carolina and Georgia.

State of Emergency Declarations and Area Precautions

Governors in several states declared emergencies due to the storm’s impact. New Jersey witnessed severe flooding, with Hoboken’s train station submerged. Evacuations took place in New York City, while Maine delayed state office openings.

Coastal flooding affected Long Island, leading to school closures and delays.

Regional Storm Effects and Ongoing Concerns

Southern Long Island faced coastal inundation before high tide, leading to severe flooding in Nassau County and the Hamptons.

The South grappled with tornado damage in Florida, with flood watches and warnings active. Midwest regions experienced heavy snowfall, while the Pacific Northwest saw blizzards causing power outages and highway closures. Sub-zero temperatures in some areas raised concerns about dangerously low wind chills.

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