Connecticut cities and towns prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

Cities and towns in Connecticut are preparing for the remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2021, 11:19 AM

Updated 1,049 days ago

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Cities and towns in Connecticut are preparing for the remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa.
City Hall in Milford was busy Thursday as officials geared up for the storm.
"We are looking at approximately right now 3 inches of rain getting dumped on Milford during the height of the storm," Mayor Ben Blake says.
Remnants of Elsa could cause flooding in low-lying areas Friday morning.
Fairfield officials say they are expecting the impacts of Elsa to project east of New Haven. The town's emergency management team is keeping a close watch on Elsa's track.
"We will still have strong winds and street flooding and tree damage, which could bring down poles and wires and produce power outages," Fire Chief Denis McCarthy says.
McCarthy both doubles as the emergency manager and fire chief of Fairfield.
The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center also says now is a good time to review all emergency plans with your family and check on your emergency kits.
Connecticut residents can sign up for the CT Alerts system to receive important notifications on their phones during the storm.  
Norwalk officials are also encouraging residents to do the same.
Officials want to make sure you plan for your pets and elderly family members as well.
They say now is also a good time to secure or bring in any patio furniture or outdoor decorations.
Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to arrive in the region tonight through Friday.


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