The Next 24 Hours


We’d love to give a report of what happened throughout the day today, but time won’t allow it for now. If internet is available, we may be in touch again. If not… well that’s why!

Cumberland Farms ran out of gas at about 1 pm, however recieved another shipment at 7:30 pm tonight. All other gas stations report adequate supplies of fuel as of late Saturday. Water is still in stock in most retail locations with plenty of supplies. A stock of C and D batteries was still in supply at Wolcott Rd’s Rite Aid, but no supplies existed anywhere else mid day Saturday. Those supplies are expected to have run out by lclose of Saturday.

On Sunday morning, Wolcott will open its emergency operations center at 8 am. Mayor Dunn says that a reverse 911 call will be made to all town residents who have landline phones or have registered for the service sometime on Sunday. CL&P is urging all residents to report outages to them as they occur so that they can make preparations to restore power once the storm passes. As of Sunday night, Darien already has 600 outages and Ridgefield about 18.

The rain is the most dangerous factor in Hurricane Irene, as the water table is already saturated from already record August rainfalls. An estimated 7-11 inches may fall in the storm and will further soften the ground around these trees, causing them to become unstable, particularly if underground streams are nearby. The wind will just be the straw that can break a tree’s back. Trees that stand alone away from other rooted vegetation are the most at risk for falling. Try to move your vehicles away from these trees and stay away from rooms that are near them.

911 service is always be available but crews will be cautioned not to travel during high winds and there could be a significant delay in reaching you. Do not approach or cross a downed power line and even if the power is out, assume the line itself could be live.

If you have any reports to help inform town officials, emergency workers, your neighbors and others, please feel free to post them here! Feel free to be humorous, pass the time, or entertain as well!

Stay safe everyone!

– Chris O’Brien.
Publisher
203-558-5817

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