Good morning, this is First Selectman Willie Fritz and I have an important message about a potential major storm impacting our area in the next 48 hours.
Storm Sandy is a deepening low pressure system off the east coast and is forecasted to make landfall somewhere between Maryland and Connecticut on Monday, October 29.
We are anticipating winds upwards of 60 MPH and heavy rains. This is a long duration event which can cause significant damage and loss of power.
Please prepare yourself, your family and pets. Residents in coastal areas need to take extra precautions due to the potential for major flooding; some areas may become inaccessible for emergency personnel.
Andrews Memorial Town Hall will be made available beginning Monday as a shelter. If you seek shelter please remember to bring all medications and special dietary needs. Pets are welcome but must be leashed or crated.
In the aftermath of Sandy, residents are urged to bring brush to curbside for pick-up, as in Irene, residents will not be allowed to bring debris to the transfer station.
If you haven’t already, please register your cell phone to our alert system by logging onto ct.gov/ctalerts. In the event of outages this will be a way to continue to receive communications.
I will provide another update tomorrow morning, Sunday Oct. 28. Please take this seriously, remember Irene was only a tropical storm.
William Fritz, First Selectman of Clinton