Archive for October 28th, 2012

October 28th, 2012

Help Us Track Outages, Other Storm-related Issues Here

by Christopher O'Brien

The Wolcott Whisper, along with a number of state and local websites throughout Connecticut, is partnering with SeeClickFix to track storm related problems during Hurricane Sandy. This project will assist local, state, and utility officials to see where to direct resources. Remember though, that 911 should be called in any emergency situation.

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October 28th, 2012

Wolcott Ready for Hurricane

by Christopher O'Brien

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on New Jersey and the Connecticut shoreline, Wolcott is ready for coping with the storm. Mayor Thomas G. Dunn is informing residents to be prepared. As of Sunday evening, traffic was sparse around town and some were topping off their cars with gasoline just in case. Yet, many area businesses still have plenty of provisions of batteries, bottled water and other necessities if residents still need to stock up.

If a shelter is needed to be opened, residents will be notified through the emergency notification and reverse 911 system. Residents with cell phones should register with the town’s alert system right now so that they can be notified should phone service also be interrupted. The link to do so is here.

Mayor Dunn tells the Whisper that a decision to open the storm shelters will be done when the need arises. The Senior Center was used last year for a temporary shelter and housed about thirty residents. Tyrrell School is the designated shelter for the town and has capacity for residents to sleep overnight.

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