Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center
Scott T. Appleby, CEM
Director , LEPC Chairperson
For Immediate Release For More Information:
September 2, 2016 Av Harris (203) 814-7992
Bridgeport Officials Monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine/Labor Day Weekend Storm
Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor and track Tropical Storm Hermine that has currently made landfall in Florida and is moving through Georgia. Current tracks have Tropical Storm Hermine moving over land, up the eastern seaboard and then out to sea just south of Connecticut as a Post –Tropical Storm Sunday morning and possibly meander around until Wednesday morning.
Precipitation Forecast and Timing:
There is still a lot of uncertainty with the track. Tropical Storm Hermine is moving through Georgia at this time. She is expected to emerge off the North Carolina coast tomorrow and possibly re-strengthen and then stall off the New Jersey coat Sunday and Monday. That would bring a prolonged threat of winds and rain to the area; however the damaging weather still appears to remain just to our south.
Areas prone to flash-flooding, low-lying areas and poor drainage areas should have close attention paid to them over the weekend. Deployment of barricades pre-staged should be discussed for a quick response in shutting down roadways.
We are advising the entire community to maintain vigilance on the track of Tropical Storm Hermine, especially for the Sunday night into Monday timeframe. We ask that everyone should begin to check to ensure they have batteries for flashlights, non-perishable food and a battery operated radio in the event electrical outages occur. Those living in flood prone areas should prepare now for safeguarding their property and vehicles in the event of flash flooding. More tips can be retrieved by visiting our City’s Emergency Management page located at www.bridgeportct.gov and although there are still many factors regarding the exact track, everyone should prepare accordingly now that we are currently in Hurricane Season. The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center can be reached 24 hours a day for storm-related information and concerns by calling (203) 579-3829, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook, and Twitter.