Authorities along the shoreline offered safety tips on Saturday in preparation for Tropical Storm Hermine.
If residents live in an area that was flooded during Superstorm Sandy or Hurricane Irene, town officials advised them to make sure everything outside is secure, especially grills, propane tanks or spare propane tanks. Residents, who are not in flood-prone areas, are warned to gather several days worth of adequate supplies in case of loss of power and water.
Authorities released these tips on how to prepare for the possible impact:
"We expect a prolonged period of sustained winds which will affect coastal flooding. Although not as severe as parts of NY, we will need to keep a careful watch as the high tides progress," said Michele DeLuca, emergency director for the Norwalk Fire Department.
Homeowners can prepare for flooding by elevating items in the basement, checking sump pumps and clearing nearby catch basins.
For more tips, visit this website.
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