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More Than 5K Without Power in Westport

WESTPORT, Conn. – It may have been downgraded to Tropical Storm Irene, but it has left 5,641 Westport homes without power as of 10 a.m., Connecticut Light & Power reports. That means 45 percent of the town is in the dark.

Around 10:30 a.m., the Westport Fire Department reported flooding on Wilton Road in front of the Save the Children headquarters.

At 9:30 a.m., the fire deparment reported that the Saugatuck River was overflowing into Parker-Harding Plaza and water was surging over the wall on Soundview Drive at Compo Beach. At about that same time, a CodeRED message from the Westport Police Department went out asking residents to stay off the roads due to flooding and downed trees.

At 5:30 a.m., Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff ordered all emergency management team members to report to Emergency Operations Center at Westport Fire Headquarters.

Under a tropical storm, wind gusts of 39 to 73 mph are possible.

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