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Storm Leaves Damage in its Wake

The powerful storm that blew through Westport early Friday downed several trees, caused minor flooding, wreaked havoc at the Longshore Marina and left hundreds without power.

As of 3:15 p.m., Connecticut Light & Power reports that 320 customers are without power in town.

According to Westport Police Capt. Sam Arciola, the marine division was called to the Longshore Marina Friday morning to retrieve a sunken boat that had gotten free during the storm. The boat, he said, went down at the canal entrance to Longshore.

Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan Gottfried said that although the storm wasn't the "onslaught everyone thought it was going to be," the fire department had been receiving a steady stream of calls.

"There hasn't been anything major," Gottfried said. "Nothing like what we had to deal with in March. We've gotten reports of wires down and some flooding."

Coleytown Middle School experienced a partial power outage Friday morning shortly before school started, Gottfried said, but power was fully restored by midmorning.

"We sent an engine to the school and hung out until the power was restored. We can't let the school operate without fire alarms unless we are there," Gottfried said.

Though most of the storm has passed, a flood watch remains in effect for the area until 6 p.m. The National Weather Service is forecasting mostly cloudy skies for the remainder of today with a 50 percent chance of rain.

The forecast for this weekend calls for sunny skies with a high of 67 for Saturday and mostly sunny skies Sunday with a high of 63.

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