Matt Knickerbocker’s Storm Sandy Message
Matt Knickerbocker’s Storm Sandy Message:
The following is a message from First Selectman Matt Knickerbockers Robo-Call earlier this evening. Bethel Buzz did not receive the call until 7:00 p.m. this evening. Hopefully everyone received their call, if not here it is–
“Good afternoon everyone, this is First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker with an important message concerning Hurricane Sandy.
While the exact track is still a little bit unclear it is increasingly likely that we’re going to see heavy rains sometime early next week and I’d like to pass along a few safety tips. First of all, residents should prepare for several days without power in case the storm hits us full force. That means having flashlights, fresh batteries, food and water for at least 3 days. We also advise that you clear your gutters and please clear the storm drains in front of your house. So you can help your neighbors and help yourself by clearing the storm drains in front of your house. With the small highway crew, it’s impossible for 12 guys we have on for 3,000 drains in town. Never touch downed wires when they come down. Assume they are live until you see a crew clean them and never touch them under any condition.We will keep updates on storms progress when we have more information. Thank you very much. Have a good weekend.”