Living on the shore means you will at some point, live through a hurricane. Irene slammed the coast of NY and Ct in 2011 and she left us all with a reminder of how powerful any storm can be. Houses along the shore in my city, East Haven, Ct., were swept out to sea, streets became rivers, and giant trees that were once part of a landscape became road blocks.
One year later, here we are again in CT preparing, waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit. There are those who are still rebuilding from Irene, who once again risk losing everything.
I’ve heard people say, “Why would you want to live in a place that can be taken away so easily?”. Those of us who live on shore love it, yes we have to deal with Mother Nature’s wrath but if you think about it, everyone has a piece of her. I couldn’t imagine living in a place where there are tornadoes or earthquakes, yet people live there. We all know how to prepare and know the most important thing about these occurrences is to keep ourselves and loved ones safe.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said state highways will close at 1:00 p.m. to all non-essential cars on Monday. Trucks will be banned from limited access highways at 11:00 a.m Monday. All evacuations on the shore were in affect Sunday night and Monday residents will not be allowed back in their houses.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday morning ordered that all expiration dates and periods of validity for motor vehicle registrations, licenses, permits, certificates and other forms of credentials issued by or on behalf of the Department of Motor Vehicles be immediately extended until further notice due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Connecticut.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday evening announced that he has ordered all non-essential state employees not to report into work on Monday, October 29, in response to the impending severe impact of Hurricane Sandy on Connecticut.
Hi Rach. Debbie here. Hunkered down in Manhattan and paying close attention to the hurricane Sandy updates from Mayor Bloomberg and the other television newscasters. Mayor Bloomberg has been telling everyone to stay inside. As you wrote, buses and subway service has been suspended . The streets are flooded and there are a few folks on the streets trying to get last minute food and water. A few stores have stayed open in New York and New Jersey to accommodate people but they will be closing early. Newscasters are telling us that heavy rain is moving towards us and tonight it is going to get much worse. As for closings, it was just announced that the New York Stock Exchange and schools will be closed on Tuesday.
What is a Hurricane?
A severe tropical cyclone with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more that move in a counterclockwise motion.
What is the Risk of Hurricanes?
How Should you Prepare for a Hurricane?
Basic Emergency Supply Kit:
Family Emergency Plan:
(source ct.gov, nyc.gov)