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(October 29, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement on the City of Hartford’s preparation for and response to Hurricane Sandy.


“We are doing everything possible to prepare for the impending storm,” said Mayor Segarra. “Hartford Public Schools and City Offices are closed tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30. Governor Malloy has ordered road closures as of this morning. I urge all residents to stay off the roads to allow emergency vehicles and personnel easy access to problematic locations. This is a very serious storm and I urge all residents to stay home and take necessary precautions”


Below are updates for Hartford residents and a list of what the City has done to prepare.

  • The Emergency Operating Center is up and running at City Hall, Third Floor.
  • All Hartford Public Schools and City Offices will be closed Tuesday, October 30.
  • The Hartford Fire Department has added 35 additional personnel, 3 additional fire trucks, and an extra Command Vehicle to handle anticipated calls for service. Three stations are open to the public for charging electronics and showering at the following locations: (1) 181 Clark Street (2) 129 Sigourney Street (3) 510 Franklin Avenue
  • The Police Department is fully staffed and prepared to respond to emergencies.
  • Shelters are open at Pope Park Recreation Center and Parker Memorial. A senior and chronic health shelter has been set up at South End Senior Center – 830 Maple Avenue.
  • There will be no trash collection on Tuesday, October 30.
  • Mayor Segarra has authorized the Licenses and Inspections Division of Development Services to waive City Fees for storm related Electrical Service repair permit applications. Applications must be applied for before 5:00pm on November 2, 2011.
  • Governor Malloy has closed the highways to truck and regular vehicle traffic.
  • Mayor Segarra has recorded an Everbridge notice that has been sent to over 30,000 unique telephone numbers reiterating most of the information above.

By all estimates, the impacts of Hurricane Sandy will exceed those of Hurricane Irene and last October’s ice storm. No resident should take these warnings lightly. Tonight we are expecting heavy sustained winds with intermittent – if not regular – rain. Power outages are likely to be widespread and will last for several days. Please make sure you have bottled water, batteries for flashlights, and non-perishable food. We will continue to do everything possible to respond as quickly as we can and expedite a return to normalcy,” said Mayor Segarra.



For Immediate Release: 13, 2012

Contacts: Jared Kupiec, Chief of Staff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., p. 860-757-9500

Maribel La Luz, Director of Communications and New Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. p. 860-539-5485

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM