National Hurricane Center Forecasts Tropical Storm Isaias for Tuesday
The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for Stamford and coastal Connecticut. Forecasts anticipate Tropical Storm Isaias will bring winds of 30 to 35 MPH, gusts up to 65 MPH, and two to four inches of rain between Tuesday midday and Wednesday morning.
Residents should prepare for storm conditions of high winds and rainfall:
- High winds
- Secure or bring inside outdoor furniture, decorations, or hanging plants.
- Anticipate power and communications outages.
- In the event of a power outage, residents should only use generators outside their home and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches. Generators should be at least 20 feet from your home and away from doors, windows, or air intake vents.
- Look out for downed electrical wires, all downed wires should be immediately reported to Eversource by calling 1.800.286.2000.
- Anticipate potential flooding.
- Ensure in-home basement pumps are working properly.
- Secure important documents and valuables by removing them from potential flood areas.
- The City of Stamford regularly clears storm drains and basins; however, residents can check their local storm drains to ensure they are clear of debris.
- If a storm drain is not clear of debris, please report this to Fix It Stamford at www.stamfordct.gov/fixit or call Citizen Services at 203.977.4140.
- Avoid driving through flooded roadways.
- Stamford’s West Main Street Bridge will be closed. Residents are advised to avoid using the bridge during the storm.
- Army Corp of Engineers will staff and secure Stamford’s Hurricane Barrier for high tide cycles as needed.
Stamford’s Office of Public Safety and the Emergency Operations Center will continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Isaias and will adapt preparations or send out additional communications to the public as necessary.