Stamford has called for mandatory evacuations for residents who live in SLOSH Areas I and II. Residents who reside in SLOSH Areas III and IV are urged to prepare for a mandated evacuation, which may become necessary later today.
If you don’t live near the water in Stamford these designations mean nothing. Areas I and II are near the shore. Area III extends inland beyond I-95 and the railroad tracks!
Water levels at the Bridgeport, New Haven and New London tide stations are already nearly two feet above normal. Hurricane Sandy is still hundreds of miles south of Cape Hatteras, NC!
The threat is real. People who stay in place on the Connecticut shoreline risk injury or even death. It is possible we’ll see miles and miles of destruction up-and-down the shore.
Long Island Sound is forecast to reach higher levels than seen for the Hurricane of ’38!
Please take these warnings seriously. If asked to evacuate, don’t wait.