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Help Keep Us Informed Through Hurricane Irene

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Hurricane Irene is almost upon us.

Yes, the showers have already been hitting Naugatuck throughout Saturday and, as of 11 p.m., the wind has been mild. But the worst is yet to come.

Heavier rain coupled with high winds up to 70 mph is expected to hit the region beginning around 2 a.m. and ending midday on Sunday.

Naugatuck Patch will be covering the latest news to the best of our abilities, and as quickly as possible. But you can also do your part by helping keep the community informed.

You can partake in our live blog, Cover It Live, , to give us the latest updates on what’s happening on your street.

Also, tell us what’s going on through Twitter (@NaugatuckPatch). You can also become a fan of our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NaugatuckPatch) or you can send an e-mail to ronald.derosa@patch.com or contact us by phone at 203-605-3213. We’d definitely like photos and video clips from the storm, so send them our way.

Help keep everyone informed, and remember to stay safe!

Editor's Note: This article was adapted from an article on Avon Patch.

Bob Mezzo August 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM
My personal blog and email are down due to a power issue with an out-of-town server. Please send emails to bmezzo@naugatuck-ct.gov. I will be using Facebook and Twitter to convey important information. The Naugatuck Emergency Operations Center ("EOC") was opened at the Naugatuck Police Station at 211 Spring Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770, as of 5:30 PM. As of 6:30 AM, there have been limited and isolated incidents associated with Hurricane Irene. Currently there is approximately thirteen (13%) percent of 6:30 PM according to the Connecticut Light and Power website: http://www.cl-p.com/outage/outagemap.aspx Trees down at Terrace Boulevard / Millville Avenue; Allerton Road between Ash Road and Heritage Drive; Celentano Drive; and North Church and Buckingham Street. Bob Mezzo
Marie Serio DellaValle August 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM
In Town Plot, Waterbury...one small tree is over wind and rain have been blasting us since before 3am. I was up at 3:10 am and have watched this storm progressively intensify...and Irene isnt here yet! Marie
Bob Mezzo August 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM
A tree is down in the vicinity of Exit 19 (Seymour / Ansonia) on Route 8.
Rocky Vitale August 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Not really bad over by the industrial park. Some small limbs down. Not raining as hard as expected. I heard sirens and hear there is a house fire in Prosect.
Tommy August 28, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Field & Harlow is flooded again. The whole areas drainage is currently going through my garage and eventually it will be my house. Ten years this has been going ON. Nothing has been done. Oh and all the cars going down the road sending 2' waves through my garage and house is really not helping !!! This getting Old !
Rocky Vitale August 28, 2011 at 02:23 PM
Wind is picking up on the hill by the industrial park. Small limbs coming down here and there. Rain coming in bands with quiet in between.
westhri August 28, 2011 at 02:29 PM
We lost powere at 6 AM up here off on Quinn street. Our coffee timer is set to 5:30 so we at least got one hot cup of coffe before the power went out. The wind is now picking up speed right now, but so far, only a little bit of water got into the house.
Kathy Dessureau Daisey August 28, 2011 at 02:31 PM
We have been getting flooded for about 10 years or so,every time there is a heavy rain. Town keeps putting on band-aids but won't fix it. This the second time in less than 2 weeks and the fourth time this year. The mayor does not want to spend the money to fix the problem.
Ze Manco August 28, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Tommy , 10 years !!!! One word "MOVE"
Bob Mezzo August 28, 2011 at 05:50 PM
The Maple Street (Whittemore) Bridge has been re-opened for pedestrian traffic. Emergency management personnel are assessing the travel ban currently (1:45 PM).
Bob Mezzo August 28, 2011 at 07:28 PM
The Fire Department has commenced pumping flooded basements. A priority list has been established and continues to be updated.

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