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Local officials spent the better part of Friday afternoon discussing the incoming storm that some meteorologists is predicting will cause flooding and widespread power outages in the state.
Cheshire’s Emergency Management Team, which consists of Town and Education staff, as well as public safety officials, spoke at length on Oct. 26 about the incoming storm, which is expected to make landfall on the east coast over the weekend. Locally for Cheshire, the storm is expected to bring rain and wind, but at this point, it’s unclear how much of both. Town Manager Michael Milone said officials are prepared for the storm, and will be keeping a close on Hurricane Sandy.
“We are ready to go,” Milone said.
A decision to open the shelter will not be made until the severity of the storm is known. The Youth Center will serve as the primary shelter, unless a significant number of people require its use, than the High School will be opened.
Officials are urging residents to prepare for the storm, and have flashlights, blankets, water and nonperishable food items available.
Updates on emergency services will be posted on the Town's website, www.cheshirect.org.
If power is lost, updates will be provided via phone over the Code RED service. Residents can still sign up for the service, as the data is updated and compiled daily.
Check back with The Cheshire Herald for more information as it becomes available.