Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2020
CITY OF BRIDGEPORT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ADVISES RESIDENTS OF HIGH WINDS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED
RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED TO SIGN UP FOR BPTALERTS EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
BRIDGEPORT CT – Emergency Operations Center Director Scott Appleby advises residents that the EOC is monitoring an approaching storm anticipated to bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to the City of Bridgeport.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Wind Advisory for the surrounding counties, however, Bridgeport residents should still prepare for the possibility of wind gusts of up to 40mph. Heavy rainfall should begin around noon today and last until 8pm.
Residents are reminded to use caution when traveling by maintaining the speed limits, do not venture down flooded streets or underpasses. City officials also ask to ensure that any outdoor furniture, holiday displays, and trash/recycling bins are brought inside or safely secured due to the expected strong wind gusts. Pets should also be brought inside for the duration of the storm.
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