Rainfall causes flooded streets

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Malloy is cautioning residents Sunday night about all that flooding and rainfall.

Near the intersection of Babara and Lydia, the road looked more like a shallow stream.

You can’t walk through it and you can’t drive through it.

“Well if you look in the beginning, the water looks very low, but when you come into the center where it dips in, I guess they underestimate how high the water is,” said Shirlene Waller, West Haven resident.

Shirlene Waller lives right where the water is flooding. She says when the clouds come out, she gets nervous.

flooding west haven

“Well every time it rains this street totally floods out. I mean even some of the neighbors they have collected cones over the years and they put up their own cones,” said Waller.

Police put down cones warning drivers so they don’t end up like some cars, submerged in water and trapped on what should be a passable street.

Waller has been living there more than 20 years and she says year after year she complains, but her street still floods when it rains.

“We just had a drain fixed the other day and as the city was fixing the drain, he is shoveling the dirt into the drain, and I am like what are you doing you know, we already have a problem over here,” said Waller.

For now, drivers need to steer clear of the intersection, and walkers will just have to go around.


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