Milford preps for Hurricane Jose

<p>Coastal cities in Connecticut are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Jose as it travels northward, taking preventative measures to prepare for potential flooding and heavy winds.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2017, 7:05 PM

Updated 2,434 days ago

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Coastal cities in Connecticut are taking preventative measures to prepare for potential flooding and heavy winds as Hurricane Jose travels northward.
Mayor Benjamin Blake tells News 12 Connecticut that Public Works and emergency management staff will be monitoring Milford’s 17-mile shorefront, the longest municipal coastline in the state, in preparation for the storm.
Mayor Blake says Milford's motto is “prepare for the worst, hope for the best.”
He says Public Works will be latching down garbage cans and benches as well as clearing storm drains and preparing blockades for traffic management in the event of street flooding.
“We've been through this,” says Blake. “But in lieu of what's been happening down south in Texas, Florida, [and] the Caribbean, we are always making sure we prepare so if something big hits, we're ready.”
Public Works is also asking that Milford residents store or secure outside furniture and move cars to higher ground.
Mayor Blake says he also wants people to remember the city will see high tide around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night and noon on Wednesday.


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