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Arlington recommends residents prepare for storm

Posted by Brock Parker  October 26, 2012 02:50 PM

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Arlington’s Fire Department is recommending residents secure outdoor objects that can be blown around by high winds, as Hurricane Sandy continues on its path toward the eastern US.

The town is recommending that residents secure outside objects including trash barrels, lawn furniture or bring them inside.

The fire department is also recommending that residents living in flood-prone areas should keep materials on hand, such as sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, plastic garbage bags, lumber shovels, work boots and gloves.

The storm is forecast to hit around the Delaware/New Jersey border early Tuesday and the large storm is expected to impact New England.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is recommending that every home and business stock basic emergency supply kit that could be used for any emergency.

The Arlington Fire Department will monitor the storm and if emergency shelters need to be opened or other public safety announcements are required, they will be posted online at arlingtonma.gov, sent out via email to subscribers through the Town of Arlington Notices or sent out by phone through Arlington Alerts. To sign up for the email or phone alerts, visit the town’s website here.

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