Once again (and again and again), Westport is cleaning up from a strong storm.
Last night’s series of downpours did not deliver the devastation of previous rain and wind. A possible tornado thankfully never materialized.
Still, 42 customers remain without power this morning (down from a high of 650). A driver narrowly escaped tragedy when she was trapped on Wilton Road, after a tree tangled with wires crashed onto her car.
Here is a reminder of Mother Nature’s force …
Golf ball-size hail. (Photo/Adrian Mueller)
… and her beauty:
Route 57 and Lyons Plains Road. (Photo/Ilene Frost)
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Tagged hail, rainbow
Pure joy yesterday, at Sherwood Mill Pond (Photo/Merri Mueller)
Alert — and uncertain — “06880” reader Lara Willis just sent this photo:
She took it at 12:10 this afternoon, in the parking lot behind Trader Joe’s.
Five minutes later, it was gone.
She’s pretty sure it’s not a rainbow. Hey: It didn’t rain.
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Throughout Westport a few minutes ago, we were treated to a spectacular rainbow.
Here are a few shots, courtesy of alert — and impressed — “06880” readers.
End of Owenoke, taken from Longshore. (Photo/John Kantor)
Saugatuck River, by the William Cribari Bridge. (Photo/Timothy Lewis)
Levitt Pavilion (Photo/Nicola Sharian)
Whole Foods (Photo/Brooke Emery Scharfstein)
Railroad station (Photo/Diana Schuster)
Birchwood Lane (Photo/Sandra Long)
Nash’s Pond (Photo/Tricia Freeman)
Riverside Avenue, an hour ago … (Photo/Nicola Sharian)
… at Sherwood Mill Pond … (Photo/Maria Calise)
… at the Compo jetty by Schlaet’s Point … (Photo/Jim Hood)
… and over Compo Beach.,,, (Photo courtesy of Katherine Bruan)
… as well as Levitt Pavilion. (Photo/Jack Krayson)
Severe thunderstorms moved through Westport early this evening.
Finally, a bit later…
Compo Beach, looking west. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)
Westporters enjoyed a rare — and beautiful — double rainbow yesterday afternoon:
But when an alert “06880” photographer snapped this shot, she was the only one who noticed. Everyone else was too busy chatting, or looking at their phones.