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Milford Preparing for Storm's Impact

Coastal areas could experience flooding tonight and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour could possibly lead to power outages.


With Sandy's impact on Milford still so fresh for many residents, the city is once again bracing for possible flooding from a storm that is making its way into the area tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning and a High Wind Warning for much of coastal Connecticut, including Milford. High tide is epected to come in at 10:09 p.m.

Tides could be three to five feet above normal and affect "vulnerable shore roads and/or basements," according to the National Weather Service. In response, the city has issued a Code Red Alert encouraging coastal residents to move their vehicles to higher ground.

The weather service's "High Wind Warning" is in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.

Forecasters say there could be winds of 25 to 40 mph and gusts of up to 60 mph.

"Winds of this magnitude will likely down trees and tree limbs, power lines and holiday decorations and cause minor property damage," according to the wind-warning forecast. "Power outages are possible. Driving high profile vehicles will be difficult, especially on elevated roadways and bridges."

Milford Patch will be monitoring the storm and its impact on the city. We encourage readers to share information about what's happening in your neighborhood via the comments on this article, and by uploading photos to the gallery.

Michael Brown December 27, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Live on the shoreline. Not worried. We are made of strong stuff.
C.S. December 27, 2012 at 02:43 AM
This is nothing compared to Sandy. We can take this one laying down.
MIKEYS December 27, 2012 at 01:07 PM
The sand on the beach at the bottom of Milesfield Ave is too low. Long Island Sound flows directly over it into the streets that have totally clogged sewer drains. the flooding is a sfately issue as well as a major inconvenience. My taxes are high and I can't even feel safe because I can't get up the street where my car is parked. Something needed to be done and continues to need to be done. When will it happen?
C.S. December 28, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Mikeys I agree the catch basins along Broadway could use a good cleaning as well, Sandy made sure that they are mostly clogged up. I am hoping that this happens in the springtime. All in all the city has done a great job in the wake of Sandy. Wish I could say the same for the red tape at FEMA.

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