Eastern shoreline prepared for nor'easter - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Eastern shoreline prepared for nor'easter

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OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

The nor'easter is being closely watched by several shoreline communities, and in Old Saybrook, high tide created minor flooding in low-lying areas.

The high winds were created by the nor'easter and could lead to more power outages in the area.

At Indiatown Beach, snow covered the beach and high tide delivered by Wednesday's nor'easter doesn't compare to those created by Hurricane Sandy.

Town leaders spent Wednesday morning preparing for the storm and brought in supplies for the emergency shelter.

The Old Saybrook shelter handed out nine pallets of water and 14,000 pounds of ice after the town ordered an evacuation of hundreds of roads south of Route 1 before Hurricane Sandy hit.

Downed tree branches and limbs caused by high winds from Hurricane Sandy could have led to mass power outages in town. The fire marshal is warning residents to turn off appliances when the power goes out.

"Making sure that the stove is off, is certain it's off. Take that extra minute and make sure it's in the right position," said Old Saybrook Fire Marshal Donn Dobson. "If need be, go down to the basement and turn the circuits off."

After the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in New London County was shut down, residents and small business owners are being urged to seek help by calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or visiting its website.

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