Oct. 2, 2022 - By the time you read this message, you will hopefully be aware that we are expecting significant flooding in our region over the next couple of days. The National Weather Service is predicting high tides in the 6.9 above mean low water range. For comparison purposes, this is about equivalent to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. That means we will have major flooding in our low-lying areas and many roads will become impassable at the height of flooding.
Accordingly, I declared a local state of emergency this evening at 8 p.m. and have urged residents in low-lying areas to carefully evaluate whether to shelter in place or evacuate. Monday morning we will open a public shelter for those who do not have other places to go. Our local school system has announced a Monday closure.