For the family at home, here is a play by play of what happens when we get coastal flooding.
The alarm went off at 7:30am this morning.
8:00am I took a walk outside to see the puddling in the street and the crashing waves that were just about at the sea wall. High tide was at 9:30 am. Full moon today. Winter solstice and a rain storm coming up the coast.
We have lived here since June of this year and this has happened a few times since we moved in, but normally the water takes its sweet time to flood. This one hit fast. Real fast. By 8:39am, our whole street was flooded. We rushed to get the vehicles moved and then had to walk through the water back to our house.
8:46 am this morning, this video shows the water now just peaking over both sides of the sea wall.
9:11 am this morning from my porch... we're not going anywhere at this point.
This is what my backyard looks like and wow it is doing some strange bubbling... no idea what that is all about...
10:52 am - Here are some photos from my front porch. I see a propane tank floating and my neighbors mailboxes are just about covered.
2:00 pm -The water seems to be receding a bit - you can see the water line on my backyard fence where it hit the highest point. It is still raining out though and now the flood warning is extended until Sunday so I'm not sure what to think...
I moved to the Point Beach neighborhood in Milford, Connecticut in June of 2018 - these are my experiences of owning a new beach home and relocating to unfamiliar territory. ~ Shelly Straub