Last weekend’s nor’easter brought flooding — again — to many parts of town. Main Street was spared this time.
Downtown was not so lucky last month, though. Torrential downpours on consecutive Tuesdays sent water pouring into stores on both side of the road.
Merchants and shoppers think these floods happen more frequently these days.
But there’s no doubt that flooding on Main Street is not new.
Alert “06880” reader James Gray sent this photo. It was taken at 2 p.m. on August 31, 1954. Hurricane Carol had just roared through town. Packing winds of 110 miles an hour, it headed toward landfall in eastern Connecticut.
The sun was already out in Westport. But — in a ritual as unwelcome in 2018 as in 1954 — the cleanup had just begun.