Waterbury: Airlifts And A Snake

I was 4 years old at the time, and I remember we had to use oil lamps because there was no electricity and one of my uncles who worked at Chase Brass on Thomaston Avenue had to be airlifted from the roof of that building to safety.

I remember my father taking us with him to get water and we came to the top of a hill (not sure which street we were on) and couldn't go any further because the water was rising and as my dad backed the car up to take another route, we saw a snake in the road (the first time I'd seen a snake).

I remember my parents looking sad as they talked about the South Main Street section of Waterbury and the children and families who lost their lives ... and I remember feeling so safe because I had my mom and dad with me.

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