Fairfield County Homes for Sale: Hurricane Irene Headed for Fairfield County Connecticut

Hurricane Irene Headed for Fairfield County Connecticut

Irene is headed up the East Coast and in many models dead centered on Bridgeport, so take this one seriously.  Dust off your battery-powered radio and consider investing in a NOAA weather radio (battery operated).  If the storm is bad we WILL lose power in Black Rock.  This image is from www.hurricanetrack.com and is one of the best sites to track the projected path of the hurricane.  Governor Malloy has urged Connecticut residents to take three simple preparedness steps: get a kit, make a plan, and stay informed,” said Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford.”We cannot become complacent, it is vital that we are prepared.” 

Governor Malloy and DESPP offered the following preparedness tips:
 
Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit:
 
  • One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • A three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
 
Family Emergency Plan
 
  • Identify an out-of town contact.  It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.
  • Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and can call the emergency contact. If you have a cell phone, program that person(s) as "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know. Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts.
  • Teach family members how to use text messaging. Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.

Stay Informed

  • Subscribe to alert services. Many communities/states now have systems that will send instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about bad weather, road closings, local emergencies, etc. In Connecticut, go to www.ct.gov/ctalert to register for alerts.

OTHER RESOURCES

NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Plan

FEMA Ready America Hurricane Preparation

NOAA Storm Surge Overview

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsGail Robinson • August 25 2011 11:08PM

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Thanks for sharing all the tips. I think I need to share this with my clients in South of Boston.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 7 years ago

Hi Gail,

Great article. So many residents are ready but many do not ever expect it to come so they do not plan ahead. Perhaps your article will get them motivated to run to Costco and buy some supplies. Be Safe!

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 7 years ago

Please be careful everyone up there!

Be sure to enclose your important papers and pictures in resealable plastic bags...and get lots of candle and water proof matches. I you have a few ice chests fill them with ice. Read our Texan posts about how to survive a hurricane!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) about 7 years ago

Hi Gail, Stay safe, I think you are not far from my old hometown Darien and I worked in Westport...let's hope this storm turns East!

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) about 7 years ago

Gail - We can never be too ready for this one!  I heard the latest weather report has downgraded Irene just a little but it looks like she's still going to pack a pretty big punch.  Stay safe my friend!

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) about 7 years ago

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