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Town of Westport Emergency Management/Fire Department
Tuesday August 4th, 2020 :: 09:54 p.m. EDT

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8/4/2020: A new message from First Selectman Jim Marpe

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
 
Westport, CT – This is Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe on August 4, 2020.

 
I would like to brief you on today's severe weather that has greatly impacted the Town of Westport.

As a result of today's storm, 60 roads are closed and most traffic lights in town are not operating. We strongly advise you to stay off the roads. There is a high probability that there are live wires on the ground that may be difficult to see this evening. Always assume that any wire you see on the ground is live.

We believe that Westport may have been the hardest hit community in the state. Our beaches are closed, and the golf course at Longshore Park has been severely damaged and will most likely be closed tomorrow. As of right now, 94% of Westport's Eversource customers are without power. Now that the winds have died down, Eversource crews will begin to start restoring power, but it may be days until your power is restored. Similarly, many businesses are without power and may be closed as well. 

Please stay home and keep the road clear for our emergency responder and the power restoration crews. 

In addition, hundreds of tree limbs remain hung up in wires and trees and present a risk to anyone who is walking or driving underneath them. When you encounter yellow emergency barrier tape, please don't drive or walk through. They are set up to protect you.

In closing, most of us are without power, so we are in this together. You are not alone. Our emergency personnel are out in town and responding to emergencies. If you have an emergency, do not hesitate to call 911. 
 
Look for our next update mid-day tomorrow. 
 
And please remember, we are still fighting the COVID-19 virus so practice, social distancing and using face coverings more than ever. Please help protect our community as we work together to get through the pandemic and this latest weather crisis. Remember, you are safe at home; not stuck at home.
 
This is Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe.
 

Instructions:

Please stay away from any downed power lines and call emergency services for any unsafe situations.

Address/Location
Town of Westport Emergency Management/Fire Department
515 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 203-341-5000

Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
General emergency and public safety
Event:
Power Outage

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