8/22/2021 - Tropical Storm Henri EOC Message 8-22-21
Good afternoon, this is First Selectman Jayme Stevenson with an update on Tropical Storm Henri for Sunday, August 22nd at 1:00pm.
Some good news for the Town of Darien…the path of Tropical Storm Henri shifted east this morning and made landfall at Stonington, CT at 12:10pm. The storm is still expected to bring us bands of heavy rain and winds of 15-25mph with gusts up to 35mph this afternoon. Coastal, river and stream flooding and power outages from downed trees should be expected.
The combination of storm surge and an astronomical high tide at 12:00pm today, caused the expected coastal flooding in areas that typically flood.
While we appear to have been spared the brunt of Storm Henri, as a reminder, during periods of high winds and heavy rain, it is extremely dangerous to be on the roads with the combined risks of flash flooding and falling trees and power lines. Never approach or walk under or over downed power lines as they may be fully energized. Do not drive through flooded roadways. The water may be much deeper than it appears or road conditions below the flood waters may have been compromised.
911 should be used for life safety emergencies only. To report non-life threatening downed trees and power lines, please call the Darien Police non-emergency number at (203)662-5300.
Report all power outages directly to Eversource at (800)286-2000.
Future communications will be on an as-needed basis.