Fairfield evacuates residents from coast

Emergency management crews went door-to-door today issuing mandatory evacuation notices to people south of Post Road and near Fairfield Beach.Emergency management officials say they expect

FAIRFIELD - Emergency management crews went door-to-door today issuing mandatory evacuation notices to people south of Post Road and near Fairfield Beach.

Emergency management officials say they expect Hurricane Sandy to cause more extensive damage to the shoreline than Tropical Storm Irene did last year. More than 1,000 homes are expected to be vacated.

Ludlowe High School has been opened as an emergency shelter for anyone not able to evacuate to higher ground. Residents have until 6 p.m. to evacuate.

Fairfield residents back up boats, beach homes ahead of Sandy

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