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Storm Preparedness

Representative Rose advises residents on storm preparedness

As we learn of the potential of Hurricane Sandy approaching our state, it is critically important we stay informed and prepare in advance to keep our families and loved ones safe.  I have already been in touch with with UI to be assured that they are prepared in case we experience power outages.  Please check my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RepRose?ref=hl for storm and any power outage updates.

According to weather reports, the storm is threatening Connecticut and could be impacting us early next week. I beg everyone to monitor the storm’s path and do everything possible to take precautions, follow the state’s official’s advice and get ready.

Last year, I was appointed to join several of my colleagues on the Shoreline bipartisan task force to study and make legislative recommendations on storm impacts on homeowners and businesses on Connecticut’s shoreline. One of the most valuable lessons learned is the importance of being informed, prepared and alert in order to minimize potential damage.

Our governor has informed us that the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is monitoring this storm very closely and is prepared to coordinate any potential state response.  DEMHS is participating in National Weather Service conference calls to get the latest information on the storm’s track and is sending out regular updates to all municipalities and tribal nations.

We have been told that the DEMHS is also in communication with Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating regarding their planning and measures.

Following is a recommended Basic Emergency Supply Kit

  • One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger.

Be sure to have and discuss a family emergency plan that includes out of town contacts and what to do in the event anyone gets separated.  You should also subscribe to a system that will send instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about severe weather, road closings, local emergencies, etc. In Connecticut, go to www.ct.gov/ctalert to register for alerts.

For more information on Hurricane Preparedness, visit ct.gov/hurricane.

Thank you and be safe. Representative Rose

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LAM October 26, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Yes, by all means let's panic. Wind and rain MIGHT be coming.
Christopher Schaefer October 26, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Rosa DeLauro: preview of her post-storm response: http://youtu.be/xTsa0PvQxRc
State Representative Kim Rose October 26, 2012 at 08:58 PM
If you are in need of assistance to secure your home you can call Milford Democrats at 203-876-6125, and we will send a volunteer to help. If the worst of the storm does cause a disruption in power, the Milford Democratic Headquarters will serve as an electronic charging station. Headquarters is located at 313 Post Rd- where the Goodwill used to be.
State Representative Kim Rose October 28, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I just spoke with the Mayor- As it stands right now there is NO garbage pick up Monday or Tuesday, the shoreline MUST be evacuated now, as the storm moves closer we may extend the evacuation to a broader area. Jonathan Law will be open at 3:00 pm today I will be at Jonathan Law if anyone needs assistance, I will also be touring the shorleline to aide the City in their evacuation plans. If you have an elderly or infermed neighbor please check on them- if they are in need of assistance, please call the EOC. l will be posting updates on my Facebook page so if you have power please check that page. https://www.facebook.com/RepRose?ref=hl
State Representative Kim Rose October 28, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Here is the information to reach UI: United Illuminating - Customer Service Number: 1-800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584) - Website: https://www.uinet.com
Jen Bridwell October 28, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I live in a condo by the Housatonic, about a mile inland from the sound. Earlier, the flood siren blared and declared mandatory evacuation, but I cannot find any info on who specifically is supposed to evacuate. We did get a call from the City of Milford disater preparedness plan (or whatever it is) but apparently their message plays as soon as the phone is picked up- it did not wait for the beep of the voice mail, so the only part of the message we heard was "follow these instructions exactly". Where can I go for current and correct info on what areas, if any, are under mandatory evacuation?
State Representative Kim Rose October 28, 2012 at 08:02 PM
You can monitor my Facebook page, right now you are under an evacuation watch- Jonathan Law HS is set up as an emergency shelter. You can call 211 also and they can refer you to Milford EOC- please stay safe!
State Representative Kim Rose October 28, 2012 at 08:04 PM
These streets are under an immediate evacuation as of this moment:1st Ave. 1st Ave. 2nd Ave. 3rd Ave. 4th Ave. 5th Ave. Allison Ann St. Atwater St. Bayshore (all) Beach Ave. (Anderson to New Haven) Beach Ave. (Blackall Rd. to Bonsilene) Beachland (all) Bittersweet Blair Broadway Burwell Ct. Caroline Chetwood Coolridge Cooper Deerfield Devonshire Earl East Broadway Elaine Road Farview Field Ct. Gardner Hanover Hillside Ave. (all) James Laurel Lawrence Ave. Lawrence Ct. Maddox Marie Melba St. (Bayshore to Pelham) Merwin Ave. (Hillside to Abigail) Milesfield Milford Point - to 3rd Ave. Naugatuck to Stowe Oakland Paris Park Pearl Platt (Howard to Morehouse) Pleasant Point Beach Dr. Rock St. Rosemary Ct. Scott Seabreeze (Rock St. to Merwin) Seaview - all Seneca Pl. Shell Silver Smiths Point - all Sperry Stowe Ave. Surf 26, 35, 46 Tremont Villa Rosa Terrace Virginia Waterbury Westland
Jen Bridwell October 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Thank you- you too!
State Representative Kim Rose October 29, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I was just told that people are moving their cars and parking at the Wildemere Beach Cong. Church- THAT is first of all, not far enough away and secondly those living in the houses in that vicinity are concerned that these cars will be washed away causing damage to their homes. There is plenty of parking at the schools and at KMart shopping center, please consider parking on higher ground.
State Representative Kim Rose November 01, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Please go to my website I will be sending out an E Alert regarding Storm Damage help.http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Rose/contact.asp
State Representative Kim Rose November 01, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Storm Sandy Information at Parson's Complex 10-4, representatives from FEMA, Insurance companies will be on hand to offer assistance.
State Representative Kim Rose November 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM
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