Mayor Scott Jackson sent out a recorded call to Hamden residents Sunday night regarding Hurricane Sandy.
Didn't receive the call? Here's the text of the mayor's message:
"Hello this is Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson calling with updated information on Hurricane Sandy. You may wish to have a pen handy for telephone number and website information that will be given at the end of this message.
Effective 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, the town has declared a local state of emergency. As the storm track can change, please keep up-to-date with your local media sources.
Citizens are asked to stay in their homes for the duration of the storm if possible.
Citizens should not attempt to clear gutters or catch basin grates during the storm, but are encouraged to do so in advance of heavy storm conditions.
Do not attempt to remove tree limbs from downed wires. Treat all wires as live. The Fire Department is equipped with pumps for basement flooding incidents. Due to the anticipated numbers of flooding calls, the most severe will be handled first.
The town's emergency shelter, located at Hamden High School (2040 Dixwell Ave.), will open on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Citizens are advised to bring the following items when coming to the shelter:
- Lite snacks or special dietary food
- IPad or cell phone chargers
- Change of clothing
The shelter will accept pets only on the following conditions:
Owners must provide proof of current vaccinations and license, food, medications, carry case for small pets. Pets are kenneled in a separate area of the shelter. Pets are monitored by our Animal Control personnel.
Hamden Public Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.
Trash and recycling pickup will be suspended until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Residents with pickup scheduled for Monday or Tuesday should place their refuse curbside on Wednesday; everyone else will be delayed by one day.
the nearest filling stations to Hamden with guaranteed generator-backed delivery capacity are the northbound and southbound service stations on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in North Haven.
Also, all town meetings, including Legislative Council Committee Meetings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 have been cancelled.
Remember, please call 211 for information on shelters and 911 for emergencies. The non-emergency 24-hour dispatch number for the town is 203-230-4000. Please visit www.hamden.com or the town of Hamden Facebook page for more information, or call 203-287-7000 during normal business hours.
Thank you for your time and for your preparation."