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Hurricane Sandy: North Haven Prepares for Storm's Impact

North Haven town officials are planning and coordinating for the late October storm's potential impact on the town, as they closely monitor the system's projected path.

Although the exact track and potential impact on the area is still as yet unknown, town officials and staff are already hard at work preparing for whatever Hurricane Sandy might bring North Haven's way.

First Selectman Michael J. Freda told North Haven Patch that all town department heads would be meeting today to officially begin their emergency response coordination efforts as the storm continues to make its way toward the Connecticut coastline.

"We're in the planning stages right now and We're tracking the storm closely, w" Freda said, noting that the exact path of the storm is still yet not known.

Emergency Shelter

If the worst does come the state's way, however, Freda said the North Haven High School will serve as the town's emergency shelter.

"We're making plans to open emergency shelter at the high school if we need to," he said. "And right now, logistically, we're look to identify the number of cots we might need. And the type of food and drink we might need as well."

UI Also In Preparation Mix

The first selectmen said the town has also been in contact with United Illuminating, which is North Haven's electricity provider.

"We will work collaboratively with UI throughout this," Freda said.

The utility company put out a press release yesterday saying it was also mobilizing in advance of the storm.

'We Will Be Ready'

Freda emphasized that it is still not certain how significantly the town will be impacted by the storm.

"Everything is speculation right, which is why we're only in the planning stages," the first selectman said.

"But should the hurricane hit, we will be ready — because we will be prepared," Freda said.

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