Local leaders across the state prepare for Tropical Storm Henri


Conn. (WTNH) — Local leaders across the state are preparing for impacts from Tropical Storm Henri.

Craig Cesare with Hamden Department of Public Works says crews will be going to areas that are historically problematic for the town. He anticipates bringing in a tree crew and he has flooding concerns in mind.

Sunday morning, East Haven Mayor Joseph Carfora said public works crews are on standby and they will be broken down into groups and situated in areas of town that are prone to flooding. He said he is worried about the storm surge there on the shoreline.

Sunday afternoon, Mayor Carfora updated News 8, saying now that the storm has mostly cleared he is lifting his town’s evacuation orders

New Haven Director of Emergency Operations Rick Fontana says the city has several tree crews and crews from the Department of Public Works are putting signage up. He said the shelter was pretty full last night.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin was joined by Senator Chris Murphy and other local leaders to give an update on the plans for the Hartford County area.

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