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Tornado, Flash Flood Warnings Issued

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A Tornado Warning and a Flash Flood Warning have both been issued for Fairfield County.

UPDATE 11:59 am: The Tornado Warning has been allowed to expire. The Flash Flood Warning has been extended to 1:15 pm.

Also, due to the weather, Parks & Recreation is closing the day camps at Treadwell and Dickinson parks. Parents are asked to pick up their children as soon as possible.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for this area until 11:40 am.

NWS Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado New Canaan, moving northeast at 25 mph, just north of the Merritt Parkway. The tornado will be near Wilton by 11:25 am, Georgetown by 11:30 am.

The safest playce to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.

In addition, the National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y., has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Fairfield Couny, until 12:30 pm.

NWS Doppler Radar indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm over the warned area. Excessive runoff from heavy rain rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:  Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile.

 

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