Posts tagged ‘water’

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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November 1st, 2011

National Guard Delivers Water

by LonSeidman

“Its awesome to see a National Guard truck coming into town,” Mayor Thomas G. Dunn told the Town Council Tuesday night. Six pallets of water have been delivered to the town and will be distributed at the Town Garage on Todd Rd. beginning Wednesday at 9 am.

Distribution will be done between 9 am – 2 pm. “If anyone can’t get any until they get home from work, they can call the police department at 879-1414 and we’ll arrange to get it to them,” says Dunn.