Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Fire Department Urges Moving Vehicles to Higher Ground
The Westport Fire Department today advised shoreline Westport residents to move their vehicles to higher ground in advance of tonight’s high tide and predicted coastal flooding.
In a CodeRed reverse telephone message, Deputy Chief Robert Kepchar cited a National Weather Service coastal flood warning of tidal surges 3 to 5 feet above normal.
“It is recommended that residences in flood-prone areas move their vehicles to higher ground for the duration of the high tide which is approximately 7:30 p.m. until midnight,” he said.
The Weather Service said wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour in the evening and overnight period.