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West Haven Officials Estimate $500K In Damages From Tropical Storm Elsa

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 5:50 p.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Elsa in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

Officials in West Haven estimate Tropical Storm Elsa caused at least half a million dollars worth of damage.

City commissioner of public works Tom McCarthy said the damage includes five downed trees.

More than 20 homes were also flooded with raw sewage due to a damaged drainage system.

McCarthy said the storm was an extraordinary event and the city’s systems are not typically designed for extraordinary events.