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Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:30  PM, Stamford   

Mayor Michael Pavia met this morning with City Operations and Emergency personnel and shared in a state wide conference call with Governor Malloy and members of CT Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection and Homeland Security.

The City of Stamford has officially opened the Emergency Operations Center and it is fully activated. A State of Emergency has been Declared for the City of Stamford.  Mayor Michael Pavia has announced a mandatory evacuation of areas that are most vulnerable to flooding.

Current projections from CT Emergency Services and Public Protection, as of 12 noon today, show that flooding potential may reach Category 4 of the Sea, Lake and Overland Surge from Hurricanes (SLOSH) Inundation Map.  (Refer to Map)  Unprecedented tides may reach as high as 8’ to 10’ above normal high tides.  Mayor Michael Pavia has ordered a Mandatory Evacuation (Effective immediately) for residents who live in SLOSH Areas I and II.

Residents who reside in SLOSH Areas III and IV are urged to prepare for a mandated evacuation, which may become necessary later today.

“Due to expected high tides, unprecedented storm surges, and heavy rains, I am advising anyone that lives in a low-lying area or along river flood plain areas, to relocate to higher ground,” the Mayor stated. “In the best interest of life and property, take all warnings to take precautions very seriously.  Residents should plan on extended evacuations due to forecasted extreme weather conditions.”

Residents who live on the following streets (SLOSH List for Category I and II) should evacuate their homes and move to higher ground.  Those streets are as follows:

  • Auldwood Dr; 32 and higher
  • Burwood Ave; 92 and higher
  • Cambridge Rd; 4, 12
  • Carter Dr; 27 and higher
  • Clinton Ave (odd only)
  • Cook Rd
  • Cummings Point Rd; 120 and higher
  • Davenport Dr
  • Davenport St
  • Division St; 1 – 28
  • Dolphin Cove Quay
  • Downs Ave; 93 and higher
  • East Ave; 24 and higher
  • East Main St; 1281 and higher
  • Eureka Ter
  • Flying Cloud Rd
  • Gatehouse Rd
  • Greenwich Ave; 108 – 186 (even only); 204 – 255 (both sides)
  • Gypsy Moth Landing
  • Half Moon Way
  • Hickory Dr
  • Hobson St; 95, 120
  • Holly Cove Cir
  • Joshua Slocum Dock
  • Kenilworth Dr E; 56 and higher
  • Kenilworth Dr W; 61 and higher
  • Lanark Rd; 33 and higher
  • Lighthouse Way; 31 and higher
  • Limerick St; 51 and higher
  • Main St; 1 – 29 (odd only)
  • Mathews St; 94 and higher
  • Milton St; 1- 18
  • Mitchell St; 46 and higher
  • Ocean Dr N; 2 – 50
  • Ocean Dr W; 367 – 389 (odd only)
  • Pulaski St; 44 and higher
  • Ralph St
  • Ralsey Rd South
  • Ralsey Rd; 82 and higher
  • Rockledge Dr; 102 and higher
  • Rogers Rd; 35 and higher
  • Saddle Rock Rd; 34 and higher
  • Sagamore Rd; 89 and higher
  • Sea Beach Dr; 39 and higher
  • Seaview Ave; 10, 43 and higher
  • Selleck St; 1 – 11
  • Shore Rd; 5
  • Signal Rd
  • Silver St
  • Soundview Ave; 200, 211
  • Soundview Dr; 45 and higher
  • Southfield Ave; 2 – 196 (even only)
  • Southfield Ave; 211 and higher
  • Thread Needle Rd
  • Top Galland Rd; 1 – 56
  • Tupper Dr
  • Van Buskirk Ave; 13 – 107 (odd only)
  • Wallacks Dr; 62 and higher
  • Wardwell St; 240
  • Water St
  • Waterbury Ave; 154 and higher (even only)
  • Weed Ave
  • Weed Cir
  • West Main St; 9 – 43
  • Whittaker St
  • Willowbrook Ave; 205 and higher

Residents should immediately make arrangements with family, friends or other accommodations outside of the hazardous area.  If none of those options are available to you, the City has opened the following shelters effective at 1:00 PM today:

  • Stamford High School, 55 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford  
  • Rippowam High School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford
  • Scofield Middle School, 641 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford

Bring any necessary medications, toiletries and bed linens you will need with you. Shelters are pet-friendly, however all animals must have their vaccinations up to date (tags or paperwork) and must be crated. Please bring food and medicine for your pets.

If necessary, additional shelters will open and be announced on the City’s website: and on Twitter @cityofstamford.

Stamford Public Schools will be closed Monday, October 29th through at least Wednesday, October 31st.

Parks & Recreation: All Stamford Parks are Closed effective 12 Noon today

Parking Garages: Bell Street, Bedford Street and Summer Street Garages    will be available for Free Parking for vehicles until further notice.

Garbage/Recycling Pick-up:  Will be postponed until further notice.


Emergency Hurricane Hotline 203-977-8840

CL&P 800-286-2000

Mandatory Evacuations are being called by Mayor Michael Pavia for portions of Stamford for flood prone areas

Posted: October 28, 2012
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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