Darien spared major damage from nor’easter, but residents should stay alert

Tuesday’s nor’easter so far has not badly affected Darien, although more rain is expected throughout the day and night.

Tuesday’s nor’easter so far has not badly affected Darien, although more rain is expected throughout the day and night.

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DARIEN — The region’s first nor’easter of the season has so far had little impact on Darien’s homes and roads, officials say.

Darien reported about 1.05 inches of rain over the past 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service. But First Selectman Jayme Stevenson warned that Tuesday evening flooding may cause more severe damage for residents.

“I'm really happy to report that we have not yet experienced the kind of flooding that we did with Elsa and Ida,” Stevenson said. “We were spared that this morning so far.”

Stevenson said as of Tuesday afternoon, Darien has reported only a few downed trees — and no flooded homes.

Eversource reported seven power outages in the area, down from 26 outages earlier in the day.

The storm is expected to gain strength late Tuesday evening. A flash flood warning is in effect until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Local flooding is possible along the coastlinealong with strong winds.

“I think that everybody really needs to pay attention to the weather forecasts,” Stevenson said, asking residents to stay alert and be on the lookout for any potential flooding.