CT's beachfront communities gear up for a potentially stormy hurricane season
Emergency officials in southwestern Connecticut are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Fabian.Mayor Jim Richetelli (R-Milford) says year-round training and plenty of nor'easters will help emergency departments execute a plan to protect beachfront communities like Silver Beach in Milford. Richetelli says they would alert tree companies to have extra crews on hand, and they would put public works staff on alert.In Bridgeport, the Office of Emergency Management is also following Fabian's path. Computer generated hour-to-hour predictions will help city officials make evacuations and shelter decisions. At area Home Depots, people are stocking up on water pumps and generators. And officials say it's never to early to stock up on essentials like bottled water, batteries and flashlights.