Town officials have declared a "State of Emergency" in the town.
The governor has also declared a "State of Emergency" for Connecticut.
Residents should consider evacuating, especially those in low lying areas.
Andrews Memorial Town Hall will be open beginning Monday as an Emergency Shelter. Pets are welcome (please remember leashes, crates and cages as well as their food).
The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to hit the shoreline Sunday night, with wind in the 40-50 mph range and gusts up to 60-70 mph. Residents could lose power Sunday night.
School officials are working with the town's Emergency Operations Team in preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy. Based on information from a meeting to be held later today, school officials will make a determination about school closing next week.
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Charge all of your electronics now before the power goes out.
Fill your car with gasoline (gas stations may be closed after the storm).
If you don't have them already, purchase batteries, a battery-operated radio, and flashlights.
Get extra medications and/or refills for all families members filled now at the pharmacy.
Stock up on any baby items such as formula and diapers.
Have plenty of drinking water for all members of the family. Fill extra containers now from the tap. If you have a well, fill an extra bathtub with water.
Have sufficient non-perishable food on hand.
Go now to the ATM or bank and get some cash (banks may be closed after the storms and ATMs may be empty and will not function in power outages).
Store or take in the garage or basement all outside furniture including chairs, umbrellas, tables, toys, etc.