Ida causes minor flooding in Shelton

Israel Hill Road in Shelton is flooded after Hurricane Ida dumped several inches of rain on Connecticut overnight.

Israel Hill Road in Shelton is flooded after Hurricane Ida dumped several inches of rain on Connecticut overnight.

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SHELTON - Remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped several inches of rain and brought gusty winds, causing flooding and minor power outages - but officials say the city dodged significant damage.

Emergency Management Director Michael Maglione said there were some streets that were flooded overnight, and the Maples and Walnut Tree Road were still dealing with flooding on Thursday morning.

Maglione said officials are watching the Housatonic River, however, which is projected to crest at 17.5 feet — over 6 feet more than flood stage — about noon.

At 10:20 a.m. Thursday, United Illuminating is reporting 20 residences without power.

“The fire department went out to on calls to pump out a few basements,” Maglione said, “but overall, we lucked out again.”

Maglione was referring to Henri, which left little to no impact on the Shelton area.

Shelton Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said the storm was “nasty, but we weren’t as busy as we thought we would have been.”