Heavy downpours flood Norwich streets
Shawn Morello, from left, 20, his cousin Elias Farhad, 9, and friend Jeff Cardot, 20, all residents of Sholes Ave in Norwich, navigate their way through flood waters along their street in Norwich Thursday, July 25, 2013.
Yantic Firefighters watch on as flood water inundates West Town Street at the intersection of Otrobando Avenue in Norwich during a heavy and continual rain storm Thursday July 25, 2013.
A tow truck operator with Absolute Auto Body wades into flood waters to start removing abandoned cars from West Town Street as the rain and flooding subsides in Norwich Thursday evening July 25, 2013.
A runner along Main Street in Norwich, attempts to evade a steady pounding rain Thursday, July 25, 2013.
A resident of Sholes Avenue walks through the floodwaters along her street Thursday as she makes her way to her Norwich home, Thursday, July 25, 2013.
Yantic firefighters keep a safety watch as flood water pours down the driveway of a residence on Plain Hill Road as heavy rains create flooding conditions in Yantic Thursday July 25, 2013.
Workers with Kropp Environmental Contractors Inc. clean up flood water from around the gasoline holding tanks at Chucky's Mobil on West Town Street in Norwich as the water and storms start to subside Thursday evening July 25, 2013.
East Great Plain Fire Department Safety Officer John Gould, left, directs pedestrians though flood waters along West Town Street in Norwich during a heavy and continual rain storm Thursday July 25, 2013.
Drainage water flows from a manhole cover in Howard T. Brown Memorial Park in Norwich, after a steady pounding rain along Chelsea Harbor Drive in downtown Norwich Thursday, July 25, 2013.
Al Jowdy, 59, a homeless man, folds up his tent as he attempts to dry off as he stands under an overhang of the old railroad station, the former location of the Norwich soup kitchen (St. Vincent de Paul) in Norwich Thursday, July 25, 2013.
A lingering storm surprised the Norwich area on Thursday with more than 5 inches of rain, leading to flash floods that stranded motorists, closed roads and forced some from their homes.