Mayor Calls for Partial Evacuation of City and Issues Curfew for City Streets
Saturday, August 27, 1011, 6:30 PM, Stamford
Mayor Michael Pavia met at 6:00 P.M. this evening with all City and operations emergency personnel.
“Because wind gusts may exceed 75 mph, I am issuing a curfew of all non-essential, non-emergency vehicular and pedestrian traffic from City streets effective 6:00 A.M. Sunday morning, until further notice,” declared the Mayor. “We are closely monitoring this storm for severe weather and unsafe conditions. We urge our residents to use extreme caution and stay at home.”
Earlier today, Mayor announced a mandatory evacuation of areas that are most vulnerable to flooding. “Due to expected high tides, storm surges, and heavy rains, I am advising anyone that lives in a low-lying area or along river flood plain areas, to relocate to higher ground,” the Mayor stated.
Residents who live on the following streets are reminded to evacuate their homes and move to higher ground. Those streets are as follows:
Sea Beach Drive (#76 and above, even numbers only)
Saddle Rock Road
Rogers Road (#49 and above)
Ralsey Road South (#1 through #37, odd numbers only)
Downs Ave. (#111 through #142)
Ralph Street (#9 and #15)
Dolphin Cove Quay (#160 and above)
Kennilworth Drive West (#73 through #95)
Weed Ave. (Weed Circle, #195 through #225)
Residents should make arrangements with family, friends or other accommodations. If none of those options are available to you, the City has opened a shelter at Stamford High School, located at 55 Strawberry Hill Ave. at 5:00 PM.
Please bring any necessary medications, toiletries and bed linens you will need with you. Shelters are pet-friendly, however all animals must have their vaccinations up to date (tags or paperwork) and must be crated. Please bring food and medicine for your pets.
If necessary, additional shelters will open and be announced on the City’s website: www.cityofstamford.org and on Twitter @cityofstamford. Emergency workers at Stamford HS will direct evacuees to additional shelters, if necessary.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND CONTACTS:
Emergency Hurricane Hotline 203-977-8840
Yankee Gas 800-989-0900
LOCAL NON-EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
Stamford Police Dept. 203-977-4444
Citizens Service Center 203-977-4140
Stamford Hospital 203-276-1000
Connecticut Poison Control 800-222-1222