Heavy rain, snow melt cause public safety announcement

East Hartford - posted Mar, 13 2011

Mayor Marcia Leclerc held a press conference to issue a public safety announcement March 10 after melting snow and heavy rains caused the Connecticut River to rise about flood stage.
“My office has been working closely with Public Safety and emergency personnel over the last few weeks to prepare for just such a situation,’’ Leclerc said. “Should we have an actionable event, East Hartford is prepared and ready to deal with it.’’
Tim Bockus, acting director of Public Works, said the department was monitoring low-lying areas that were historically prone to flooding. Later that day, Bockus said there were no significant issues to report.
The rains and snow melt caused the Connecticut River to rise about flood stage of 12 feet to 16.7 feet. The Hockanum River caused minor flooding in the area of Burnside Avenue, but remained below stage at 4.6 feet.


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