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Westport Declares Local Civil Preparedness Emergency

WESTPORT, Conn. – In preparation of Hurricane Sandy, Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff announced Saturday he has issued a Local Civil Preparedness Emergency.

The declaration gives Joseloff the power to take various actions in preparation of and during the storm. They include recommending partial or full evacuations from specific areas of town; imposing travel and parking restrictions; removing debris or wreckage from publicly or privately owned land or water; requesting state or federal assistance and financial aid; invoking emergency assistance agreements with private entities; and invoking emergency-related mutual aid agreements with other municipalities or government agencies.

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