Firefighters in Connecticut shoreline towns are advising residents to prepare for the possible impact from Tropical Storm Hermine.
With the slowing storm could produce flooding, high winds and power outages, fire officials are advising residents to monitor the conditions. Changes in the forecast could affect flooding, rainfall amounts and winds.
Members of Norwalk's Emergency Management Team met on Friday morning and discussed the potential impact of Tropical Storm Hermine.
Authorities released these tips on how to prepare for the possible impact:
Prepare your evacuation plan, including pets, transportation routes and destinations.
Keep all trees and shrubs well trimmed and clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
Stay informed! Listen to a NOAA weather radio or check local forecasts and news reports regularly.
Bring in all outside furniture, decorations, garbage cans, etc.
Turn off propane tanks.
Fill the bathtub or buckets with water to use for cleaning and flushing toilets, if directed to do so.
Keep your gas tank at least 3/4 full at all times.
Keep cell phones and other mobile devices charged. Remember, text messages can often go even if cell phone calls can’t.
Keep your emergency supplies kit, including water, and copies of important documents, in a waterproof, portable container, in an easily accessible location.
If your basement may flood, move items off the floor and check sump pumps to ensure they’re functioning properly.