Mandatory evacuations in place in areas across Connecticut in preparation for Henri - NBC Connecticut | MCUTimes

Mandatory evacuations in place in areas across Connecticut in preparation for Henri – NBC Connecticut

Residents of several coastal towns and cities are being told they have to evacuate their homes because of one hurricane warning issued prior to the arrival of Henri.

Henri is intensified into a Category 1 hurricane as it continues its path toward Connecticut.

A hurricane warning is in effect for New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties.


Residents in evacuation zones 1 and 2 along the coast, in low-lying areas, and those exposed to flooding, must evacuate their homes no later than 1 p.m. 7 Sunday.

Officials said that if you live outside the designated zones, but your home is exposed to flooding, you should prepare to evacuate.

“All residents who do not leave the evacuation zone before 7 a.m. Sunday are putting their lives in danger. Public safety crews may not be able to respond to assistance when winds exceed 50 km / h,” said the town of Branford Emergency Operations Center.

Branford Police

A shelter will be open at Branford High School on East Main Street for evacuees starting at 18.00 Saturday. The shelter has pet accommodation if absolutely necessary. For more information, click here.

East Haven

Dozens of streets are located in a mandatory evacuation zone in East Haven. City officials say residents in the areas below must be evacuated from their homes by 6 p.m. 21.00 Saturday.

  • Atwater Street
  • Atwater Street Extension
  • Strand Ave
  • Avenue by the beach
  • Brazos Road
  • Bradford Avenue
  • Cambridge Court
  • Canna Drive
  • Caroline Road
  • Catherine Street
  • Center Avenue
  • Coe Avenue between Cosey Beach Avenue and Wilkenda Avenue
  • Cold Spring Street
  • Cosey Beach Avenue
  • Cosey Beach Avenue Extension
  • Cosey Beach Road
  • Dewey Avenue
  • Ellis Road
  • Farview Road
  • First Avenue
  • George Street between Bradford Avenue and Wilkenda Avenue
  • Hampton Road
  • Henry Street between Bradford Avenue and Wilkenda Avenue
  • Hobson Street
  • Fairview Road
  • First Avenue
  • Jamaica Court
  • Modent Drive
  • Meadow Place east of North Atwater Street
  • Less road
  • Montouk Street
  • Morgan Avenue
  • Morgan Terrace
  • Morris Avenue
  • North Atwater Street
  • Old Town Highway
  • Palmetto Trail
  • Pequot Street
  • Phillip Street
  • Roses Farm Road
  • Second Avenue
  • Seaview Avenue
  • Shell Beach Road
  • Sibley Lane
  • Silver Sands Road between South Shore Drive and South End Road
  • Smith Street
  • South End Road
  • South Shore Drive
  • South Street
  • Stanton Road
  • Stoddard Road
  • Supa Drive
  • South Shore Drive
  • Stevens Street between Bradford Avenue and Wilkenda Avenue
  • Stoddard Road
  • Wilkenda Avenue

Anyone who chooses not to evacuate from the above areas will not be available to rescue crews until the storm subsides.


  • Shore Avenue
  • South Prospect Street
  • Beach Pond Road
  • Pine Island Road
  • Jupiter Pond Road

On Friday, the city of Groton recommended that residents living on the streets above evacuate during the storm. Now evacuation is mandatory.

The city says emergency personnel may not be able to reach residents in these areas who choose to stay home during the storm due to potential flooding.


A mandatory evacuation applies to residents living in coastal and / or low-lying areas. Other areas exposed to flooding due to storm surges should also be evacuated immediately.

The mandatory evacuation is in effect because the city cannot guarantee that emergency personnel will be able to reach you if you need help, officials said.

Anyone who needs a place to stay is welcome at 32 Church St., which accepts residents until midnight. The shelter also accepts residents starting at. 6 on Sunday. Masks are required and people are asked to bring their own toiletries, bedding, pajamas and non-perishable food. Cots will be available. Pets brought to the shelter must be in a pet holder.

Eversource and United Illuminating are preparing for tropical storm Henri as it continues its journey toward Connecticut

“I urge all residents living in affected areas to take this evacuation order seriously for their own safety and the safety of our first responders,” said First Selectman Matt Hoey.


The city of Madison has issued a mandatory evacuation order to all residents south of Boston Post Road ahead of Hurricane Henri, which lands.

Messages were sent to all affected residents Saturday.

Everyone in the evacuation zone must be out of the area by 9 p.m. Saturday night, according to Madison city officials.

The order was given due to concerns about significant storm surge and coastal floods expected by Henri.

“Any resident who does not leave the evacuation zone at 21:00 tonight will endanger their lives and public safety teams will not be able to respond to you when the wind exceeds 50 km / h,” a message on the Madison city website said.

City leaders are asking anyone living outside the evacuation zone but who have experienced floods during previous storms to be prepared to evacuate if conditions change.

Madison opens an emergency room at the Town Campus Gym at 8 Campus Drive at 7 p.m. 17.00 Saturday. The shelter can accommodate pets if needed.

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