City officials in Milford prepare for oncoming storm Isaias

Isaias is gaining strength as it moves toward the Connecticut coastline, but first responders in Milford say they're ready for whatever this wild weather can throw at them.

News 12 Staff

Aug 3, 2020, 7:10 PM

Updated 1,422 days ago

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Isaias is gaining strength as it moves toward the Connecticut coastline, but first responders in Milford say they're ready for whatever this wild weather can throw at them.
Battalion Chief Christopher Zak, of the Milford Fire Department, said city officials were in planning meetings all day Monday to try to predict where personnel, supplies and funding will be needed.
The city was hit hard by Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Officials say since then, the city itself has become more resilient, with improved infrastructure as well as beachfront houses built to withstand flooding.
Zak says a full moon Tuesday will make high tides higher and low tides lower, but thankfully most of the winds and rain should hit between high tides.
Mayor Ben Blake is urging residents to be cautious and hopes that Isaias doesn't strengthen to a hurricane.
He says he is also asking residents to head to the town website and sign up for emergency alerts that could potentially be lifesaving over the next few days.


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