- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Heavy rains have led to flooding problems across Connecticut.

The National Weather Services has issued a flood warning for the Housatonic River, which has gone above flood stage near the Stevenson Dam in Monroe. The weather service has a flood watch is posted for the entire state, and numerous flood advisories.

They say many small streams are likely to overrun their banks and flooding is also expected in low-lying areas and streets with poor drainage

Forecasters say parts of Connecticut were receiving more than half an inch of rain an hour at times and could get more than 3 inches of rain before the storm system passes Thursday night.

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