Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Stonington woman evacuated from house via row boat

Published December 27. 2012 9:00AM   Updated December 27. 2012 12:44PM

An overnight rainstorm combined with Thursday morning’s high tide brought flooding to the region and even prompted the emergency evacuation of a woman from her Stonington Borough home.

Borough firefighters helped the woman out of her 11 Maplewood Lane home and placed her into a row boat, where she was then transferred onto a brush truck that belongs to the Wequetequock Fire Department.

A borough fire official said water was coming into the house. No injuries were reported and it was the only rescue they performed. The incident was reported around 8:12 a.m.

Hyde and Orchard streets in the borough remain closed because of the flooding that resulted in the woman’s evacuation. In addition, Church Street in Mystic was closed this morning due to flooding and the high tide. 

The flood waters have since receded. For a short period of time, police had reported flooded roadways in Groton, Stonington, Waterford, East Lyme and New London.

The National Weather Service said there is another chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
Will you be setting a New Year's resolution for 2013?
Yes, I always do and I'm very good at following through.
10%
Yes, but I will likely return to my bad habits in a few weeks.
24%
No, resolutions are silly and they're just about impossible to keep.
46%
No, I think I'm pretty much a perfect person and have nothing to improve on.
20%
Number of votes: 944

No current items found