Ida Moves On. But Holy ****!

Hurricane Henri was a non-event here.

Less than 2 weeks later, the remnants of Hurricane Ida — far less hyped — were far more significant.

Only 201 customers lost power, Eversource says. There were no reported injuries (though authorities say 8 people died in the tri-state area).

But the pelting rain — up to 8 inches in the region — that began around 9 p.m. and lasted for several hours created plenty of worry.

Not to mention flooded basements, impassable roads from Greens Farms to downtown, and tree limbs all over the place.

Westport schools are on a 2-hour delay.

Longtime Westporter David Waldman reports that Deadman Creek was higher than he’d ever seen it. In fact, he says, “you could almost surf it.”

One view of Deadman Brook …

… and another. (Photos/David Waldman

Meanwhile: Let’s not forget New Orleans, and all of Louisiana.

What we’re going through is a drop in the bucket, compared to there.

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