Wednesday, September 1, 1954
Evacuees Returning To
Homes Today; Pumps Work in South End
Stamford is struggling back to normal today after the wind, rain and floods that hurricane Carol sent here on Tuesday.
Residents of the lower areas in the South End were returning to their homes to assess the damage done by the inrushing waters that are believed to have reached heights not seen since the hurricane of 1938.
…At noon waters still covered the Kiddie Carnival and parts of the Starlite Drive-In Theatre on Shippan Ave. The drive-in theatre was completely under water Tuesday afternoon. The manager, William Sobel, reported it was eight feet deep at the box office and up to six feet deep in other parts.
Wading Pools. Parts of Cummings Park were still under water today, and the Shippan Ave. entrance stood under about a foot-deep pool, to the delight of neighborhood youngsters.
…South End industries were conducting their own clean-up programs, ridding plants of water and dirt. Presenting a startling picture was the Yale & Towne building on Market St., where two heavy streams of hot water spurted from open windows, filling the side of the street with with foggy steam.
Power Being Restored. Connecticut Power Co. officials declared today that hurricane Carol had caused "one of the most difficult types of outage" they had experienced. About 2,500 through 3,000 customers were left without power by hundred of breaks and short circuits… (Telephones were of course also affected and addressed in parts of the article)
Dog electrocuted. There were no further reports of personal injury after a pedestrian was slightly injured by a fence blown against him on Atlantic St. Tuesday morning. A dog owned by Mrs. Julia Esposito of Pacific St., was electrocuted on Pacific St., when it cam into contact with a live wire.