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Emergency Evacuation Notice Effective 10/28/2012

The Old Saybrook Office of Emergency Management has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order for three areas of town.
Area 1 – all homes and businesses south of I-95
Area 2 – homes and businesses in other low lying areas and
Area 3 – those homes and businesses near the CT River.
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Effective: Sunday, October 28, 2012 – Emergency Evacuation Notice. Please review the streets attached in the PDF. If your street is on the list, Public Safety STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you EVACUATE your home when asked.

Old Saybrook Flood Map

71 comments

  1. Thanks for the update! Can you explain the different shading to the street names?

  2. Lauren,

  3. Although I’m not happy school has been closed already I’m loving the new website!

    • @e53ad41ca398e85df95c0a5b51e4ef28:disqus – Thank you, we hope the website will assist the community during the preparation, response, and recovery of Storm Sandy.

  4. Interesting that most of the streets that intersect Maple Ave are going to be asked to evacuate, but Maple Ave. is not on the list (to be asked to evacuate). I wonder what the difference is between the London Court area and the Maple Ave area of the London Court area?

    • We just added a map to this page (see above). Should public safety deem your home needs to be evacuated, they will visit you tomorrow and leave a flyer for you in your door if you are not home. They will begin this at 8:30 tomorrow morning. As the evacuation is voluntary, if you feel that you should evacuate we will be more than happy to accommodate you at our shelter.

  5. Sand Bags were available for storm prep last year, when & where will they be available? I can’t prep & evacuate without the sand bags

    • Sand bags were available all day at the transfer station. Hundreds of bags were filled and handed out. At this time, based on forecasts, the impact a few sandbags per house would have is unfortunately minimal. Therefore, as there are currently no more available and their impact is minimal no more will be handed out.

  6. I hope they aren’t making the evacuation mandatory, I want to stay home.

    • Evacuation is voluntary, if you feel that you should evacuate we will be more than happy to accommodate you at our shelter.

  7. I have two dogs and had major surgery 10 days ago. We don’t have anywhere to bring the dogs and can not leave them alone for days and days.

    • Evacuation is voluntary, if you feel that you should evacuate we will be more than happy to accommodate you at our shelter. Unfortunately, only service animals are allowed in American Red Cross Shelters. If you must leave your pet, make sure they have an adequate supply of food and water.

  8. may I confirm if the evacuation notice on this site is an advisory ? Or is this actually now in effect?

    • Should public safety deem your home needs to be evacuated, they will visit you tomorrow and leave a flyer for you in your door if you are not home. They will begin this at 8:30 tomorrow morning. As the evacuation is voluntary, if you feel that you should evacuate we will be more than happy to accommodate you at our shelter.

  9. What an outstanding service. Highly professional and, as it goes, ” priceless”. Thank you!

    • Thank you for your kind words! Please remember that StormSandy.com is optimized for smartphones and tablets in the event that you lose power. We will continue to post regular updates during the storm and urge residents to share them with their friends via email and social networks.

  10. Great website. I have no problem riding out the storm, but rather than put emergency services at risk, I will heed the advice and leave tommorrow

    • We thank you in advance for taking precautionary measures. Please continue to follow StormSandy.com for continuous updates.

  11. This website is the single most impressive piece of emergency preparedness and municipal communication i have ever seen. Kudos to Old Saybrook!
    All other towns should take notice!!!

    • Thank you for your support! We hope StormSandy.com not only assists Old Saybrook residents, but surrounding municipalities as well.

  12. how do u know if ur street is on that list..i live in indiantown

    • There is a PDF file available for download with all of the street names.

    • You may view the list of streets that we will be visiting beginning 8:30 this morning. All the streets in Indiantown are included in the list.

  13. How can I get help during evacuation
    with an elderly mom?

    • Thank you for this question. We will begin the door to door volunteer evacuation campaign at 830 this morning. As we identify residents who request assistance getting to our shelter, that information is relayed to our emergency operations center And assistance is provided. You may also use the generic form on this website Or call the emergency communication center at 860-395-3142

    • The evacuation is voluntary, if you feel that you and your Mom should evacuate we will be more than happy to accommodate you at our shelter. Please use the Contact Us page on this website for special accommodations.

  14. Bbury Xing resident

    If we evacuate, how will we know when it’s OK to return? This website?

    • If you evacuate to our shelter, public safety will inspect the exterior of your home and access to your home and communicate with you when it is safe to return. If you choose not to stay in our shelter, we will post road closings on this site.

    • StormSandy.com will have real-time updates during the storm, including return information.

  15. This website is fabulous. I live alone on a road that gets impassable with high tides so I am glad I will be able to know what’s happening out there during the storm. And if I evacuate, I’ll be able to check to see if roads are closed in trying to get back home. Thanks so much for setting this up. A real life line.

    • Thanks for your compliments.We will be updating StormSandy.com regularly throughout the storm, please continue to check for updates.

  16. I’d like to offer to volunteer. Who should I call or where / when do I show up? I’m writing down info and numbers in case power/internet goes out. (No wireless or smartphone etc).

    • As of right now, we are not soliciting volunteers. Depending on needs, should we seek out volunteers, sign up will occur in person at the recovery center once it is opened following the storm. Should the shelter become very busy we will seek assistance from shelter residents to assist with efforts. Thank you for your interest. Trust us, if we need the help we will not be shy!!

    • Debbie, we appreciate your offer. We have your contact information, if it comes to the point where we require additional volunteers, we will contact you immediately. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

  17. Nice work with the Web site. It’s extremely helpful, as is the additional commentary.

    • Thank you for your support. Please continue to follow StormSandy.com throughout the storm for continuous updates.

  18. Oddly, Maple Avenue itself is not on the list. How come?

    • We’re sorry for the oversight, Maple Avenue is on the list. In fact, we have already begun door-to-door voluntary evacuations on Maple Ave.

  19. The town of East Haven is encouraging and welcoming evacuees with pets, but Old Saybrook is (once again) blocking people with pets. It seems if a very large community is able to safe guard a large amount of pets and their owners, that a very small community should be able to safe guard a small amount of pets and their owners.

    • We would love to accommodate pets, although only service animals are allowed in our shelters. If you must leave your pet, make sure they have an adequate supply of food and water.

  20. It says you strongly recommend evacuation WHEN ASKED. So will this website tell us when/if that happens? I’m not seeing any updates. Thank you.

    • We began the door-to-door volunteer evacuation campaign at 8:30 this morning. Should public safety deem your home needs to be evacuated, they will visit you today and leave a flyer for you in your door if you are not home.

  21. IPK – although I don’ tlive in a flood zone, but I need to know that if for any reason the home is severely damaged (trees and/or flying objects from other damaged homes) what kind of help we can get as immediate help. We are 88 and 77 and with a dog who is just recovering from a very serious emergency surgery. Is there some place where animal owners, particularly in our case with a very ill dog can get shelter. Just F.Y.I. I am talking about a dog who’s life was just saved and the cost was thousands of dollars so we are not about to risk losing this poor animal again. LET’S NOT FORGET THE PETS, AND THEIR CONCERNED OWNERS PLEASE!!!

  22. No one came to my house this morning asking me to evacuate, nor was there a notice left, even though I am on the water. Does this mean it is ok to stay home during the storm?

  23. According to the map the OS senior high the evacuation center is cut off in the event of cat 1 or 2 inundations.

    • The High School is not under water for Category 1 or 2. We urge you to seek shelter first with a family member, friend, or in a hotel. If you have no other alternative, report to the Old Saybrook Senior High School. It is recommended that you bring personal toiletry items, snacks, medications, books or games, blankets, pillows, cell phone chargers, change of clothes, and towels.

      • I did not say the senior high school was under water but that it was cut off and if you look at the map you published you will see that Route 1 is potentially cut by inundations at three points on either side of the high school. There do not appear to be any other road links.

        • Based on slosh map data, 95 was chosen as it is a natural and easy to understand, geographical landmark. The map that is linked above, shows that the Old Saybrook Senior High School is an ideal place to set up shelter.

  24. out of the house since 10am, but back now no flyer and no visit. I live on maple Ave near the beach end. Evaluated and OK to stay?

  25. What? Pets are not welcome at shelters? Unacceptable in an enlightened community! Surely OS can do better than that.

  26. Is ferry rd into Essex rd under evacuation?

  27. Seems a bit odd – the evacuation center is south of I-95. Is it really south of Route 1 instead of 95?

    • Based on slosh map data, 95 was chosen as it is a natural and easy to understand, geographical landmark. The map that is linked above, shows that the Old Saybrook Senior High School is an ideal place to set up shelter.

  28. People need to kennel their animals. A group of animals in a an enclosed area is disruptive an not safe.

    • Our dedicated pet shelter is an alternative for dog and cat owners who prefer to stay with their pets during the storm.

  29. Will road crews be working through the weekend? The town road (Mulberry St.) leading to my house is still impassable from debris so wondering if I might get out in the next day or so. Thanks.

  30. I contacted our First Selectman about when my road might be cleared. I just wanted some reassurance that it would happen at some point. Within minutes he sent out a small bulldozer which opened the road so I can get out. I am so grateful. Our town officials go above and beyond duty. Thank you.

    • Many thanks to the town employees who are working hard to get our town and lives back to normal as quickly as possible

  31. Still no power over by the Essex town line, Hill Road, Otter Cove Drive,lots of folks without power. Some of them
    Elderly, several infirm. It’s getting colder and pipes will be in trouble soon. Only a handful have generators.

    • I was told that the electricity to that area actually comes in through Essex (Fordham Trl?), so you guys need the crews over there to pick up the pace.

    • They actually finally restored power for about 15 minutes Sunday afternoon.
      CL & P workers were confused as to why it failed, but eventually came on permanently around 7 PM.
      Also, the entire week police patrols were scarce in this neighborhood.
      The lesson? Get a generarator with transfer switch.

  32. Does the debris collection center on Donnelly Rd close at a certain time or can we bring debris down around 6 pm?

  33. How are things on Cypress Road?