Soggy start to September

The state was deluged with heavy rains and flooding Sept. 1 and 2, the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which dumped more than half a foot of rain on much of Connecticut and wreaked havoc across the Northeast.

Seymour got the highest amount of rainfall in the state, 8.72 inches, with Ida's final punch hitting a stationary weather front and lingering over southern New England for about a day, said Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University.

Statewide, floodwaters caused the death of state police Sgt. Brian Mohl when they swept away his cruiser near Jack's Bridge and the Pomperaug River in Woodbury at about 3:30 a.m., according to news accounts.

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