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A Message From the First Selectman Regarding Hurricane Sandy

There are steps you can take now to prepare yourself and your family for the upcoming storm.

 

As Storm Sandy approaches with potential impacts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, it is never too early to prepare so here are some steps you as an individual can take to ready yourself:

  • Pay attention to your local news. Advisories, when issued, should be taken seriously.  A portable battery operated radio is a must in the event there is no power.
  • Make sure you have plenty of batteries. If services are interrupted, a radio and flashlights will be needed.
  • Keep your car fueled should evacuation be necessary. Fuel up in advance and remember stations may not be able to provide fuel if there is an interruption of utilities.
  • Store as much drinking water as possible. Fill bathtubs, jugs and whatever containers you have. Water may be contaminated after a storm.
  • Board up windows where possible and stay away from them during a storm, if not evacuated. Take shelter in an interior room such as a bathroom or a small hallway.
  • Secure outdoor objects that might become debris. Many harmless items can become deadly missiles. Secure boats with additional moorings or move them to a safe area.
  • If an evacuation is ordered, evacuate. Most lives and injuries occur because people don’t evacuate.

Additional information will be made available on our website www.clintonct.org if necessary, regarding evacuation routes and the process for notification. These recommendations, if followed, will make us better prepared in the event of a Hurricane. Please take this seriously, Irene should still be on our minds.

William Fritz Jr.

First Selectman

Pete October 26, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Thank you for not over reacting like the news stations. Just good simple advice.
Jay October 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Everyone 1. Fill your auto gas tanks and propane tanks 2. Monday- turn up the setting on your refrigerator and add water jugs inside to get cold and keep refrig cold after power goes out. 3. If you have a generator, run it Sat. 4. Well owners – fill water containers Sun for drinking and flushing. 5. Sunday – clean your gutters. 6. Eyeball your trees for potential branch and tree falls. Cut, brace,cushion or tie what you can. 7. Chainsaws – run them sat. 8. Make sure you have food for five days – canned … 9. Charge all your batteries Sunday. 10. Test sump and other pumps. 11. Say Hello to your neighbors – you might need one another.. Shore Residents 1. All of the above. 2. If it is big, Get Out. You will not be able to save or do anything except get hurt. Get to a shelter Before the roads flood. 3. Get all the good stuff upstairs, under a tarp.
lisa October 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Will there be a debris pick-up like last year? That was a big help. Thanks
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Lisa - Yes, the plan is to have curbside pickup as was done with tropical storm Irene. Residents should NOT bring their branches, etc. to the transfer station. Right now, curbside pickup is being planned. Look to Patch for updates on this. I encourage you to sign up for our smart phone app and to sign up for the ct.gov alerts.

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