STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford residents living near Long Island Sound should prepare to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Sandy nears, a release from the Mayor’s office said.
People living in Dolphin Cove, Shippan, Wallacks Point, and the Cove neighborhoods may experience moderate to major flooding throughout the storm, the release said.
Current projections from Connecticut Emergency Services and Public Protection show that the flooding potential may reach the Category 2 of the Sea, Lake and Overland Surge from Hurricanes Inundation Map, the release said.
“Hurricane Sandy is likely to bring severe weather to our area. City officials and emergency personnel continue to prepare for extreme weather conditions, coastal flooding, and widespread and long-term power outages.
Residents must be ready to implement their Emergency Plans and consider evacuating from high risk areas,” Mayor Michael Pavia said in the release.
Residents in those areas should make plans to stay with family or friends, the release said. People should have emergency kits with them, which include valuables, and insurance papers, the release said. You should also tell others where you will be headed, the release said.
To help reduce flooding the city asks residents clear leaves and debris from streets, catch basins, and storm drains, to allow water to flow into the drains, the release said.
When To Call 911:
▪ To report a life-threatening emergency
▪ To report downed power lines or live wires. Never approach the wires.
▪ The roadway is blocked and emergency vehicles cannot get through.
▪ If you smell a gas leak
When To Call Connecticut Light & Power:
▪ Routine power outages should be reported to CL&P at 800-286-2000.
When To Call Stamford’s Citizen Service Center:
▪ To report a blocked storm drain or other non-emergency issues. 203-977-4140
Download and read Stamford’s Emergency Preparedness Tip Sheet - on our homepage - for ways to stay safe and ride out the storm.
Continue to check the Stamford Daily Voice for updates.