Even with Joaquin’s course change, Connecticut coastal flooding is possible

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hurricane Joaquin’s course has changed, and it appears that the storm will not directly impact Connecticut. However, there is still a threat of coastal flooding.

Lots of people along the shoreline are breathing a little easier as they woke up Friday morning with the news Joaquin seems to be heading away from Connecticut. But, Storm Team 8 has been talking about higher than normal tides all week; and those are going to continue for the next several days. Some areas along the shoreline could see some coastal flooding.

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What we will be dealing with now through Monday is a persistent northeast wind. That means tides will be two to three feet above normal.

There is a coastal flood advisory in place. If you have a boat and haven’t checked to make sure it is secure, now is the time to do that.

If you’re driving along the shoreline on low-lying roads, be sure to keep your eyes out for water. If you know you’re in a flood prone area, it’s probably wise to move your car to higher ground. High tide today is from 1:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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What you’re going to be seeing out here this weekend is not Joaquin. This is a system from Canada that is impacting our tides. Even though Joaquin most likely won’t effect us, there is still the concern for coastal flooding all across the state.

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