The Emergency Management Team met Saturday afternoon to discuss hurricane preparation measures and recovery plans.
Town Manager Barbara Gilbert predicted that Rocky Hill could face catastrophic conditions.
“We’re expecting major wind damage,” she said. There could be “downed trees, downed wires" and "possibly even, downed telephone poles,” Gilbert said.
Gilbert outlined the steps that the team has taken to prepare for Hurricane Irene’s impending arrival and what they are advising residents to do in response.
“We have declared a Code Red Emergency. We are issuing a reverse 911 call asking people to stay off the roads Sunday until the storm has passed, but especially between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. We recommend you stay safe and indoors.”
The will open at 8 p.m. for anyone who needs some place to stay. Residents are asked to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and any medication they take. Pets are permitted, but they must be contained with in crates.
The Emergency Management Team canceled school Monday and postponed opening day until Tuesday.