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The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to be felt in the state as early as tonight, with the worst of the weather predicted for Monday into Tuesday, according to the latest forecasts offered by local meteorologists.
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an Emergency Declaration yesterday in expectation of the storm. Several shoreline towns have also issued mandatory evacuations for residents living directly on the coast. Several school districts have taken the initiative of cancelling school for Monday and Tuesday, however Cheshire has not as of yet made any annoucement as to whether it still plans to hold classes tomorrow and Tuesday.
State and local officials have urged residents to make final preparations for the storm today, stocking up on supplies needed for what may be a lengthy period without power. As of Saturday night, Connecticut Light and Power stated that they were preparing to have 50 to 70 percent of its customers without power during the storm.
The Cheshire Herald will update its website with updates on the storm and the Town's response as they become available.