NOTE: The following is the full text of a CodeRed emergency notification announcement made by First Selectman George R. Temple at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Anyone not signed up for CodeRed announcements can click here to do so.
This is Oxford First Selectman George Temple. As you may be aware, Hurricane Sandy is predicted to impact Oxford on Monday, Oct. 29. If the weatherman is correct, we can expect high winds and rain.
I want to assure you that we are organized and prepared for all scenarios. We will be setting up a headquarters in the public works building. In addition to all emergency response leaders, the team includes Pomperaug Health, a CL&P representative and the First Selectman’s office.
Since there is a possibility of power interruption, please take the time to ensure your own preparedness. You should check your flashlights, have a supply of bottled water and care for your pets. It is also a good idea to fill your tub with water for toilet needs.
In the event power lines are down please call 911 and report this. Do not attempt to move or touch power lines.
We sincerely hope that Hurricane Sandy goes out to sea, but the town of Oxford is ready. Together we can get through this. Anyone who has any concerns or questions can call me on my cellphone at 203.906.0348.