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Saturday, August 27, 2011

WALLINGFORD – Updated Hurricane Irene information via the town website - Hurricane Preparation Recommendations

Credit where credit is due – the town has done a good job of providing information regarding the upcoming storm.

Here are the links as provided by the Wallingford Municipal Website.

As originally published - Hurricane Preparation Recommendations

Hurricane Watch

Hurricane conditions are a threat within 36 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.

Hurricane Warning

Hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.


Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Turn the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.

Fill your car’s gas tank

Create an evacuation plan

Plan routes to local shelters

Clear catch basins near your home to prevent flooding

Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days

Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices, foods for infants or the elderly, snack foods, non-electric can opener, cooking tools / fuel, paper plates / plastic utensils

First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs

Flashlight / Batteries

Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio

Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery

Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods


Documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag (insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc).

Pet care items for home and evacuation to a shelter. Proper identification / immunization records / medications, ample supply of food and water, a carrier or cage, muzzle and leash

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