Some Flooded Streets, Power Outages As Heavy Rain Hits State

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Streets are flooded in parts of Connecticut and nearly 1,700 power outages are reported as heavy rain moves across southern New England.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings Wednesday morning for shoreline areas including New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. Flash flood watches and advisories are posted for the rest of the state.

The Weather Service says rainfall rates could hit up to 4 inches an hour in some locations. Television news reports showed some streets in Branford under several inches of water.

The same storm caused flash flooding on Long Island, New York, and some drivers had to be rescued Wednesday.

Connecticut Light & Power Co. reports about 1,300 power outages across the state. United Illuminating reports 390 outages in the Bridgeport and New Haven areas.

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