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Hurricane Sandy North Haven: 'Stay In Your Homes' [VIDEO]

North Haven Fire Lt. Jeff Obier advises residents to stay home and indoors during Monday afternoon to early evening, which is expected to be the worst portion of Hurricane Sandy.

Although North Haven is not expected to experience the storm surge and flooding problems other neighboring towns are bracing for as Hurricane Sandy approaches Connecticut, town officials are still advising residents to stay at home and inside Monday afternoon to early evening.

North Haven Fire Lt. Jeff Obier said the winds are expected to reach sustained levels of up to 80 miles per hour Monday afternoon through to the late evening.

This will lead to downed trees and limbs, and most likely power outages throughout the town, he said.

Because of this, Obier advised residents to stay at home and indoors during the duration of the storm.

He added that town officials will be meeting Monday morning at 8 a.m. to finalize their emergency response plans, which most likely will include opening up an emergency shelter at North Haven High School.

North Haven Public Schools announced Sunday that they would be closed for both Monday and Tuesday.

North Haven Patch will continue to provde updates before, during and after the storm. To share information or photos, email editor Julie Weisberg at julie.weisberg@patch.com, or call or text 203-321-7570.

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