(WTNH) -- Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch ordered evacuations for low-lying areas of Connecticut's largest city today.
"We feel we are ready for this," the mayor said on Good Morning Connecticut.
The evacuation order goes into effect at noon. Shelters have been set up at three schools to help residents who need a place to stay.
The streets affected by the mandatory evacuation include:
- Southern Broad Street- East to the Harbor
- Seaside Village
- Marina Village
- Bostwick Avenue at Osbourne to the south including, Morris and Anthony Streets
- Lower areas of Ferris Street, Arthur Street, Yacht Street, Brewster Street
- Black Rock Yacht Club Area, southeast of Grovers Avenue
- West of Dewey Street – between Edgewood and Salt Street
- South Avenue
- Atlantic Street near Broad & Main
- Whitney Street
- South of Wordin Avenue – Washburn Street, and Howard Avenue south of Wordin Avenue
- Cottage Place
- Henry Street
- Ridge Avenue
- Gregory Street- South Lower end of Iranistan Avenue to Columbia Street
- Walnut Street
- Atlantic Street Near Iranistan Avenue
- Anchorage Avenue
- Pine Street
- Newfield Avenue – Streets to the southeast of Newfield including Jefferson, Trowel, Adams, and DeForest DeKalb and Seaview Avenues
The shelters are set up at Jettie Tisdale School on Hollister Avenue, Geraldine Johnson School on Lexington Avenue, and Cesar Batalla School on Howard Avenue.
Updates are available on the town's website, and on Twitter
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