With Tropical Storm Andrea making its way along the East Coast, town officials are keeping their eyes on the potential for flooding in the coastal community.

"Folks should prepare as they normally would for significant rainfall," said First Selectman Jayme Stevenson. She and Mark McEwen, the emergency services director, are closely monitoring the storm.

Darien police issued a flash flood warning to residents on Thursday, June 6, about the widespread rain that would come from Tropical Storm Andrea.

The worst rain, police said, would come on Friday afternoon with the maximum hourly rainfall rates anywhere between 1 and 2 inches.

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"These rainfall amounts could lead to flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, as well as small stream flash flooding," police said.

Several areas in downtown Darien are always a concern during heavy rains, such as below the highway overpasses.

"Be cautious of standing water levels particularly at the railroad tracks underpasses as the water may be too deep to drive through safely," said Capt. Frederick Komm, the Darien police spokesman.

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