MADISON, CT — The town has issued a weather update for residents in the hopes folks prepare for the storm headed our way.
Noting that the weather forecast is for Tropical Storm Isaias to arrive Tuesday in the afternoon and evening with possible sustained winds of 50-60 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH, the town hopes folks will, "please take time now to prepare for these weather conditions."
First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons said "as a precaution," the town is closing its beaches and parks by noon Tuesday and town-sponsored summer camps will end at noon. That said, Lyons said "this is subject to change based on the track of the storm."
"It is important that all residents take the time now to secure loose items in your yard that have potential to be thrown around by wind or rising water, and prepare for power outages and tree damage, potentially for an extended period of time," she said.
This is a good time to:
Check the supplies in your emergency kit (including but not limited to: non-perishable food, medications, water). View the Be Red Cross Ready guide.
Determine where you will go IF you need to evacuate. Shelter locations and situations may be different during the current pandemic.
Secure outdoor items such as lawn chairs that can blow away and in some cases cause damage
Refresh batteries in flashlights and radios. Be prepared in the event the power is out for multiple days.
Fill your gas tank
Visit our website at https://www.madisonct.org/storm for more information.
What to do if power goes out
Many may not realize that if you don't tell the electric company you're power is out, in most cases, they do not know. So make sure to jot down the number to call should the lights go out.
Meanwhile, Eversource says it's on it.
With Tropical Storm #Isaias expected to arrive in the state early tomorrow afternoon, we have 100s of line, tree & service workers ready to respond under our COVID-19 pandemic plan. Visit https://t.co/0vIRINOtD0 for tips to help you prepare for the storm: https://t.co/r6vssPioBC pic.twitter.com/KWDBhPIhPs
— Eversource CT (@EversourceCT) August 3, 2020