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Branford: Hurricane Sandy Evacuation Update

The Fire Department is alerting coastal residents to evacuate via loudspeaker; here's what you need to know before Sandy strikes:

Press Release from Town of Branford 10-28-12 at 6 p.m.

The Town of Branford has declared a state of emergency and our Emergency Operation Center is monitoring the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. All Police, Fire and Public Works crews are on duty.

Sandy’s storm force winds are expected to affect Branford around midnight tonight and are expected to become increasingly worse in the succeeding 36 hours. Storm surges are predicted to be worse than what we experienced in Hurricane Irene and have been compared to the 1938 Hurricane.

Mandatory evacuations are ordered for no later than 8:00 p.m. this evening for all coastal areas, areas along the Branford River, and anywhere where home owners experienced flooding during Hurricane Irene. It is imperative that mandatory evacuations be followed and those residents who choose to stay must be aware that public safety units may be unable to respond to your requests for service for up to 48 hours. Sheltering outside of the affected area with family and friends is highly recommended especially for those who are elderly.

Shelters have been opened at the Branford High School at 185 East Main Street and the Mary Murphy School at 14 Brushy Plain Road for those families that require sheltering with pets. 

Those requiring community shelters should review the town’s Evacuation and Sheltering Guide that is available (download above) online at www.branford-ct.gov, and following the Office of Emergency Management link on the left side of the page. The guide informs you of what items are necessary for sheltering you and your pets.

All public schools have been canceled for Monday and Tuesday.
All town wide garbage collection is suspended until further notice however the Town’s Transfer Station will be open tomorrow morning and following normal hours.

Renee' D'Adamo October 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Hoping I don't get flooded again, and don't loose any tree's.
Robbin Airault October 28, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Stay Safe...this is when we really see what we are made of...survivors. be safe everyone...we have done this before, we will do it now too. Help your neighbors if they need you!
Nicole Ball October 29, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Well put Robbin! I hope you stay dry Renee! We rode out Irene in Indian Neck last year. My thoughts go out to all the homeowners along the shoreline. Please be smart residents. Allow crews to clean-up before heading out to asses damage.
laura condon October 29, 2012 at 03:03 PM
any thing on 22 limewood Ave?? can you keep us informed at 2032314674 thanks.
laura condon October 29, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Hey Pete, are you staying?? I see your house in photo. if you are send us updates at 203-231-4674 Thanks, Laura
elizabeth mentillo October 29, 2012 at 05:06 PM
anyone near waverly park road, is it flooded??
MK October 30, 2012 at 04:43 AM
^Waverly Park and Limewood were impassable at tonight's high tide, but friends still on Waverly say the water is receding
Jay Hemenway October 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM
any update on the crouch/waverly area? jh
NRF October 30, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Any update regarding Linden Avenue? Linden Shores?
Anne October 31, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Does anyone know how Crouch Rd. fared in the storm?? pics??
Nicole Ball October 31, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Hey guys! Here's the update from Indian Neck- Crouch Road, Waverly Road and Limewood Ave. http://branford.patch.com/articles/share-your-photos-the-aftermath-of-hurricane-sandy-in-branford

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