Today the Town of Stonington continues preparation for the potential storm. We conducted a Fire Department meeting and will conduct a state meeting this afternoon.
We will continue to monitor the storm at the Emergency Operations Center. Highway crews continue to work through the weekend with leaf collection out of the catch basins for drainage. I encourage you to please do not put leaves in the road for collection during this time as we want to keep roads clear. In addition, we have contracted tree crews trimming potentially hazardous trees before the storm.
As of the forecast today, Sandy is forecasted to intensify and grow in size as the storm interacts with an approaching winter type storm system. Sandy is forecasted to move Northwest to a position near the southern coast of New Jersey by 11:00 p.m. Monday Night. On this track Connecticut would be on the stronger winds side of the storm with the potential for very strong winds sustained at 40 to 60 mph and gusts of 60 to 80 mph along the coast and in the higher elevations at times. Moderate to heavy rain totaling 3 to inches, and major coastal flooding are also possible.
I encourage you again to take personal precautions. Please prepare your family for such event. We will be conducting an Emergency Team Meeting tomorrow morning and will discuss possible school closings and possible early voluntary evacuations. I look forward to continuing to update you on my social media outlets, blogs, and through the media.