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Bridgeport Monitors Hermine, Warns Residents To Brace For Tropical Storm

A large wave crashes at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, causing floods during a previous storm.
A large wave crashes at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, causing floods during a previous storm. Photo Credit: YouTube

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center is monitoring and tracking Tropical Storm Hermine, which made landfall in Florida and was 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, the city of Bridgeport said in a statement.

The storm could possibly meander around until Wednesday morning, the city of Bridgeport said.

There is still a lot of uncertainty with the track of Tropical Storm Hermine. The storm is expected to emerge off the North Carolina coast on Saturday 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 Bridgeport area; however the damaging weather still appears to remain just to the south of Connecticut.

Areas prone to flash-flooding, low-lying areas and poor drainage areas will be vulnerable over the weekend as Hermine moves north. Deployment of barricades pre-staged will be discussed for a quick response in shutting down roadways if needed, the city said.

The city is advising the entire community to maintain vigilance on the track of Tropical Storm Hermine, especially for the Sunday night into Monday timeframe.

Residents are reminded to get batteries for flashlights, nonperishable food and a battery-operated radio in the event of electrical outages.

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 at www.bridgeportct.gov .

Although there are still many factors regarding the exact track of Hermine, all residents should be prepared.

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 eoc@bridgeportct.gov or via Facebook, and Twitter.

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