As the rivers started rising on Friday, local Westport photographer Anita O'Brien grabbed her camera and hit the flooded streets.
Her photographs, taken at various times over the weekend, document the rising floodwaters - and also capture the spirit of the town.
In many cases they also helped worried residents pinpoint the extent of the damage they were to endure - and to steel them for the worst. She talks to Jesse about what she's seen in the past few days.
You can see Anita's photos here.