WESTON, Conn. The following is a message from the Town of Weston Office of Emergency Management sent through a Code Red alert: We are currently experiencing the first effect of Hurricane Irene. We have also been notified that we are currently under a Tornado Watch until 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. As the impending landfall of Hurricane Irene approaches, please take the following precautions to protect your families and property. 1. We are strongly recommending that if your property is prone to flooding that you evacuate immediately. This is your last opportunity to do so safely. 2. If you have pets, put them on a leash and walk them, do not let them out to roam free. 3. DO NOT TRAVEL DURING THE STORM. Due to excessively high winds, emergency vehicles may not be able to operate. As the eye of the storm passes, the winds associated with the storm will diminish. Stay indoors until the entire storm has passed. 4. Secure all windows, doors and outdoor items as they are susceptible to the high winds and may cause damage or injuries 5. Refer to the Town of Weston website at http://www.westonct.gov for updates regarding the storm. 6. The town has plans in place to open an evacuation shelter if it is deemed necessary. There are several locations and notification will be made to all residents if the decision is made to open an evacuation shelter. Again, check the town website for updates. 7. Do not call 911 unless you are experiencing a TRUE life-threatening emergency. First Responders will only be responding to actual emergencies, when conditions permit them to do so. This has been a Code Red message from the Town of Weston.
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