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Ridgefield, CT Braces For More Heavy Rain, Flooding

A sign on a window following Irene - Ridgefield, CT - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

A sign on a window following Irene – Ridgefield, CT – Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

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RIDGEFIELD, CT (WCBS 880) - Irene left every single residence and business in the town of Ridgefield without power and the flooding damage was immense.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Now, first selectman Rudy Marconi is bracing for more rain. Most vulnerable now, he says, are the town’s age-old trees sitting in saturated ground.

For this reason, Marconi says residents need to respect road barriers now in place.

“Don’t drive your car through flooded roads. Pay attention to the barriers. We put barriers up, we put caution tape up, we’ll block off a road because it is unsafe,” Marconi told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “Don’t figure ‘Well, I can make it through this.’ Please understand that any precautions that we take are for the benefit of safety.”

Marconi says while everything is being done to protect the residents of Ridgefield, “Mother Nature will dictate the seriousness of what happens.”

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