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Emergency Alert

Posted on: August 26, 2011

[ARCHIVED] A Hurricane Watch is in effect for our area.

We expect this watch to be upgraded to a Hurricane Warning by this afternoon.
Residents and businesses should be making preparations in advance of Irene.
In the event evacuations become necessary, we will begin evacuations on Saturday, specifically in the coastal areas in South Norwalk, East Norwalk and Rowayton.

The Shelter at Brien McMahon HS (300 Highland Ave) will be opened on Saturday, exact time to be annouced. The shelter is pet- friendly, however animals need to be in crates/ carriers.

If you are power dependant due to medical issues, please contact your electric provider and make plans.

For residents with special needs or medical concerns, please contact Len Nelson at the Norwalk Health department: 854-7771.

The City will work with Norwalk Transit to coordinate evacuations for residents that may need assistance.
Additional information ajd directions will be posted later this morning (8/26).

Notify Norwalk
The Notify Norwalk service allows authorized civic leaders to create and rapidly disseminate time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in the notification database. With the Notify Norwalk service, authorized users can send thousands of messages in minutes. Only authorized officials are allowed access to the system.

How does the service work?
Authorized officials record a voice message that is then delivered quickly to individual phones in the notification database. Messages regarding the safety or welfare of our community would be disseminated using the Notify Norwalk service. Examples would include:

Hazardous traffic or road conditions inside the city or affecting local routes
Severe weather warnings and updates
Situations that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of our citizen

To learn more about the program, view Notify Norwalk's frequently asked questions.

Add Your Contact Information
To add your contact information to the Notify Norwalk database, please visit CodeRed, a community notification enrollment service provided by the Emergency Communications Network (ECN).

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