(October 29, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement on the City of Hartford’s preparation for and response to Hurricane Sandy.
“We are doing everything possible to prepare for the impending storm,” said Mayor Segarra. “Hartford Public Schools and City Offices are closed tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30. Governor Malloy has ordered road closures as of this morning. I urge all residents to stay off the roads to allow emergency vehicles and personnel easy access to problematic locations. This is a very serious storm and I urge all residents to stay home and take necessary precautions”
Below are updates for Hartford residents and a list of what the City has done to prepare.
By all estimates, the impacts of Hurricane Sandy will exceed those of Hurricane Irene and last October’s ice storm. No resident should take these warnings lightly. Tonight we are expecting heavy sustained winds with intermittent – if not regular – rain. Power outages are likely to be widespread and will last for several days. Please make sure you have bottled water, batteries for flashlights, and non-perishable food. We will continue to do everything possible to respond as quickly as we can and expedite a return to normalcy,” said Mayor Segarra.
For Immediate Release: 13, 2012