We avoided torrential rain. The 50-mph wind gusts never came.
Still, Westport did not escape today’s rains. And — with the moon nearly full — floods were reported all over town.
This is the new normal.
There was no outdoor dining today at Arezzo restaurant. (Photo/Scott Rownin)
At Parker Harding Plaza, flood gates seem not to have been deployed. Water poured in to the nail salon. (Photo/Chip Stephens)
Old Mill Beach got pounded … (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)
… as did nearby Hillspoint Road. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)
This was the scene at South Compo Road, near Bradley Street … (Photo/Chip Stephens)
… and around the corner, Bradley Street and Fairfield Avenue. (Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)
Additional flooding was reported at Wilton Road and Post Road West; Imperial Avenue near Baker Avenue, and Harbor and Canal Roads on Saugatuck Shores.
Tomorrow should be partly cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds will be 5-10 mph.
Bradley Street, looking toward Compo Beach (Photo/Jaime Bairaktaris)
Sand and salt from storms like Irene and Sandy had Westporters wondering whether the beauty of the beach was irreparably harmed.
The answer is a resounding
This was the scene yesterday, on Bradley Street just a block from Compo.
Of course, spring in Westport does not last long.
Today, the blossoms might already be gone.