The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a flood watch for Westport and area from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
A period of moderate to heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms is expected Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night ahead of an approaching cold front.
One to two inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts is expected during this time period.
The combination of rainfall and runoff will result in urban flooding, especially along low lying areas. Additionally, significant rises on small streams and rivers are expected which could result in flooding as well.
Voters check in today at Westport’s Saugatuck Elementary School to vote in the presidential primaries. Westport voting officials reported “a steady flow” of voters at polling places. “There are no lines because the voting is so quick,” said one polling worker. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Hi, I’m Tasha! (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Animal Control
Tasha is a young, brindle-colored American Staffordshire Terrier mix who was abandoned and found in a local parking lot. She has lots of energy, loves to play, and would make a wonderful household pet. For more information about Tasha call Westport Animal Control at (203) 341-5076.
Shana is a senior (10 year) shepherd mix. She arrived at our shelter with her buddy, Louie, who has since been adopted. The two were surrendered when, as the result of a divorce, the husband left them abandoned in the house. The wife returned to find them alone and uncared for. Shana’s a sweet girl who’s terribly sad here. She seems to get along just fine with other dogs, but we are unaware of her cat experience. Shana is fairly gentle, but a home with older children who can respect that fact that’s she’s a senior dog would be best. She’s active and playful and would make a great companion for anyone looking! Give Shana a second chance and come meet her at the Westport branch of the CT Humane Society!
Three generations of the Nevas family, longtime Westport residents, were on hand for today’s cutting of the 100th birthday cake of the Westport Public Library. Cutting the cake are Zachary and Chloe Nevas with their father, Andrew Nevas, president of the library board of trustees. Behind them are Jodie, Janet, and Alan Nevas. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com