This was issued after my original blog post. A FLOOD WARNING was just issued for the Connecticut River at Middletown. At 9:00 am Tuesday the stage was 8.1 feet. Flood stage is 8.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast. Forecast, the river will continue rising to near 13.3 feet by early Thursday afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
IMPACT, at 13.0 feet, flooding will likely result in the evacuation of low lying areas along river road in Cromwell and meadow road in Portland. Flooding will occur in the harbor park area. Flooding increases in surrounding towns along the river, from Middletown and Portland to the river mouth at Old Saybrook.
Read below for more river flooding info in depth. Or you can visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services website.