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Good afternoon, this is First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons with important information about a large storm system expected to bring a mix of snow and sleet to our area this evening. Strong winds coupled with a mix of wet snow and freezing rain may cause some power outages and coastal flooding.
This evening we can expect a mix of snow, sleet and rain to move into Connecticut around 7:00 p.m. and spread across the state. Winds will begin increasing around midnight and may gust up to 50 MPH at times along the coast by early morning. Precipitation may change back to light snow tomorrow morning and end by Saturday afternoon. However, water stacking in Long Island Sound overnight may cause some flooding along the coast during high tide, approximately 9 a.m. Saturday morning in Madison.
All residents should be preparing for this storm event, including securing loose items outside that might be thrown around by wind or rain, preparing for coastal flooding in our beach communities and low-lying areas, and preparing for possible power outages.
The Town Emergency Operations Team is making storm preparations and coordinating with Eversource. Please contact 911 if you are experiencing an emergency or see a downed power line blocking a road. Do not approach it. If you experience a power outage at your home, please contact Eversource at 1-800-286-2000 or visit them online at https://www.eversource.com/cg/customer/reportoutage. You can also sign up to receive outage alerts via text, email or phone by logging into your Eversource account or texting 23129. In the event of power outages, be sure to run generators outdoors and away from windows and doors.
Stay safe Madison and enjoy the weekend!