Marpe: Be Prepared For Storm!

1st Selectman Jim Marpe and the Office of Emergency Management say:

A significant winter storm is forecast for tonight, with heavy snow hitting our area. Travel is not advised tonight through Thursday afternoon. We ask residents to have all storm preparations complete. and stay off the roads this evening.

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOW THROUGH 1 PM THURSDAY
Heavy snow expected, with snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches and winds gusting as high as 40 mph. Travel could be very difficult and dangerous. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening and morning commutes. Near blizzard conditions and near whiteout conditions are possible overnight into early tomorrow morning.

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM WEDNESDAY TO 2 AM THURSDAY
Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low-lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low-lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS
If travel is essential, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Dangerous travel conditions may exist. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone properties including moving vehicles to higher ground.

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Get ready, “06880” readers!

6 responses to “Marpe: Be Prepared For Storm!

  1. Thank you for the updates Dan “”

  2. Can I just say that you , Dan Woog , are amazing. Thank you for keeping us so well informed . 😊

  3. Hmmmmm! Simple cut and paste? There is far more involved! How I wish there was an 06880 DAN Woog blog for my town. 06880 is an invaluable resource. Be thankful you have it Westport. ( Most are and appreciate the time, talent and effort involved.) Thank you Dan from afar.

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