HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The following towns have announced evacuations before Hurricane Sandy’s anticipated landfall:
Branford: Mandatory evacuations ordered for all coastal areas and areas along Branford River.
Bridgeport: Mandatory evacuations for certain areas. Also, a mandatory evacuation for the University of Bridgeport.
Darien: Mandatory evacuations of all coastal areas, including Noroton Bay, Tokeneke, Contentment Island, Five Mile River Road, Holly Pond, Delafield Island and Tokeneke in the vicinity of the Five Mile River.
East Haven: Mandatory evacuations for all areas within two blocks of shoreline.
Fairfield: Mandatory evacuations south of the Oldfield/Old Post Road.
Groton: Mandatory evacuations.
Greenwich: Mandatory evacuations for areas 1, 2, and 3 as identified on the town’s Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) Map. These are generally low-lying areas such as Mill Pond in Cos Cob, areas near the coast of the Long Island Sound and Byram River.
Guilford: Mandatory evacuations for flood-prone regions
Madison: Partial evacuations.
Milford: Mandatory evacuations for low-lying areas.
New Haven: Evacuations for flood-prone regions (Morris Cove south of Girard Street, Front Street, Haven Street in Fair Haven, between South Water Street and the highway in City Point) beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday. There is a recommended evacuation for low-lying areas of Blake Street.
New London: Partial evacuations.
Old Lyme: Mandatory evacuations.
Old Saybrook: Partial evacuations.
Stamford: Mandatory evacuations for certain areas.
Waterford: Voluntary evacuations recommended for all low-lying areas including Millstone, Ridgewood Park, Jordan Cove, Pleasure Beach, Smiths Cove, Niantic River, Golden Spur, and Oil Mill.
West Haven: Mandatory evacuations by 8 a.m. Monday for everyone along Ocean Avenue and Captain Thomas on the beach side, everyone south of Park Street and everyone south of White Street from Peck to First Avenue.
Source: The Hartford Courant.
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