The First Selectman Michael Tetreau, is declaring effective immediately, a STATE
OF EMERGENCY for the Town of Fairfield. The storm is extremely dangerous and
residents need to take it seriously. It is likely to have heavy rains and wind, followed
by flooding and prolonged power outages. Preparations should be made and plans
implemented by 4 pm, on Saturday August 28th.

The decision was made after consultation with the Emergency Management Team and
with the understanding of the inherent dangers associated with the impending storm.

In addition to the State of Emergency, the First Selectman has decided to close Town
facilities, effective starting Saturday August 27th at 8:00 am, all Parks, Ball Fields,
Beaches and Libraries will be closed.

Advisory to the Fairfield Beach area residents as well as residents who have experienced
flooding issues in the past.
Voluntary Evacuations are in effect immediately for all streets south of Edward Street.
Mandatory Evacuations start on Saturday August 27th at 12:00 noon.
Please be advised that utility power in this area may be cut off if required for safety.

Evacuees may report to the Roger Ludlow High School starting Saturday August 27th at
12 noon, where a shelter has been established. Residents are advised to bring with them
clothes, medicines and any paperwork or identification they deem necessary to protect.
The shelter will staff and is prepared to accept a separate area for pets.

Town Roads will allow limited travel only, starting Saturday August 27th at 4:00 pm.
Town has established Emergency phone lines for information please use 203 254-4899.
The hurricane is expected to impact the Town from Saturday August 27th at 4:00 pm,
through Sunday August 28th at 4:00 pm.

Additional note for residents: The Emergency Communication Center “911” should be
limited to true emergencies involving life threatening situations only. Do not call for
incidents involving utility interruptions or transportation issues during the storm and do
not call to report damage to personal property until Tuesday August 30th.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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