The following was received from the Mayor's Office:
Today, Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, followed Governor Dannel P. Malloy's State declaration, and declared a state of emergency in effect in the City of New London.
The State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is grading as Fair-Good the confidence index that this storm is projected for a worst case scenario. Multiple severe storm surges are expected.
While landfall for the storm is projected for New Jersey, Tropical Storm and Hurricane force winds are expected to reach our area late Sunday night into early morning Monday and remain in force until Wednesday. Sustained winds, heavy rains, and multiple storm surges pose a serious threat to our community. The Mayor urges all residents to recognize the significance of this alert.
The Emergency Operations Center, at Fire HQ on Bank Street, has been partially activated as of 1:45 p.m. today in anticipation of the storms arrival. Full activation will occur tomorrow, October 28, at 6:00 p.m.
The Water St. parking garage will allow free parking for residents from Sunday to Wednesday. Mayor Finizio urges all City residents to exercise caution during the storm. The Mayor asks all residents to avoid any downed power lines and remain off the roads during the storm. If any residents see any hazards please notify the Police Department.
Residents of the following streets are urged to consider voluntary evacuation due to anticipated heavy flooding: Admiral Dr., Chapel Dr., Elliot Ave., Elm St. (Betweet Lincoln and Garfield), Glenwood Ave. to intersection of Lower Blvd., Guthrie Pl., Hamilton St., Ledyard St., Lincoln Ave., Lower Ocean Ave. (from Jerome to Ocean Beach), Lower Montauk Ave. (from Lower Blvd. to end of Montauk), Lower Blvd., Mott Ave., Mott Ct., Neptune Ave., Neptune Ct., Parkway South, Pequot Ave. (Water side), Quinnepeag Ave., Requinn St., Rocbourne Ln., Rodgers St., Stuart Ave.
Further instructions and updates will be made from the EOC to all local media outlets and may also be followed at "Office of Mayor Finizio" on Facebook. The PA System will also be announcing where heavy flooding is occurring and possible mandatory evacuation orders.
Finally, Mayor Finizio would like to reiterate that the City's emergency relocation center is Winthrop School.