First Selectman George R. Temple met with department heads Friday in preparation for the upcoming storm next week.
Various department heads that included public works, EMS, fire and police said the town is ready in the event the storm does hit. Temple also said a representative of CL&P will also be on hand to assist the town during the storm if there are power outages.
Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Scott Pelletier said that in the event people do lose power, an emergency shelter will be set up at Oxford High School, , 61 Quaker Farms Road. He said if needed, water will be available at all of the town’s three fire houses
Wayne Watt, director of public works, said all town vehicles are gassed up and ready to go if the storm hits and that town buildings and generators have been fueled up. He also said they have sand bags ready to go if needed.
Temple also strongly urged that people sign up for the CODERED system that will alert residents about weather conditions and information about the shelters. Sign up for CodeRed here.
"We are in a high state of readiness," Temple said. "Our team is well-coordinated and focused for whatever contingencies confront us."
NOTE: The above news release was submitted by Joanne Pelton, aide to Oxford First Selectman George Temple.