Heavy Rains Keep First Responders Busy

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Truck Flooded A truck and other cars on a flooded street in New Haven.

    Friday's storms had first responders across the state heading out to calls of flooding and fire.

    In Southbury, police blocked off Burr Road after receiving reports of lightning striking a home. Neighbors say they heard a loud noise as the lightning hit.

    According to fire officials, a fire in the kitchen immediately after the strike caused extensive damage. Officials are still investigating to see if weather was the cause. Three people were inside the home at the time but managed to escape unharmed.

    In New Haven, heavy rains descended around 8:30p.m. after a brief respite. Earlier in the day heavy rains caused flooding in New Haven, forcing those traveling by foot to either grin and bear it with shoes on or walk across barefoot.

    Some of those who drove found themselves stuck and ended up needing a lift or a rescue.

    "Several people were stuck in their vehicles. They were able to get out with the help of police and fire department response," said New Haven PD Communications Supervisor Nicole Britton.

    New Haven police say everyone managed to escape safely.