As the shoreline of Connecticut prepares for Hurricane Sandy, officials in Clinton are also preparing for the storm.
First Selectman Willie Fritz said as of Friday morning, the Hurricane could hit Connecticut full force or mild, it is still not known at this time.
"We are preparing now in the same model as we did for Hurricane Irene," said Fritz.
Here are some important points for residents of Clinton for Friday:
- If you haven't already, sign up now for emergency broadcast alerts through the CT Emergency Alerting and Notification System. Click here to access the online tool or go to www.ct.gov/ctalert. By signing up, you will be able to receive any emergency notices or messages by the first selectman about the storm, the availability of shelters, closed roads, etc. Messages can be directed to your cell phone or any phone you so choose.
- While you are online, get the free Clinton Patch app. Patch offers a free app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad (available for download here). You can see our top stories, check out photos and share comments right from your phone.
- If an emergency shelter is necessary, town's emergency center is Andrews Memorial Town Hall, which has a generator. It will be the first shelter to open if needed. If (and only if necessary in the event of a significant storm) a second shelter will open at the Jared Eliot Middle School which also has a generator.
- Right now there are no parking restrictions.
- Residents are encouraged to be prepared for the storm by having sufficient food, water, and other supplies such as flashlights and batteries.
More information to follow after the Emergency Management Team meeting. Stay tuned to the Clinton Patch for details.