Report: Hurricane Joaquin will stay at sea, but watch out for local flooding
Published 4:45 pm, Friday, October 2, 2015
Westport has apparently dodged a hurricane bullet.
Local officials said, that as of late Friday, forecasts indicate that Hurricane Joaquin is not expected to make landfall on the Northeast coast.
According to the region’s office of the National Weather Service, models indicated Friday “the remnants of Hurricane Joaquin will track out to sea and pass to the east of Long Island, causing little to no impact on Fairfield County.”
Fire Chief Andy Kingsbury, the town’s emergency management director, said in a statement Friday evening: “Rain associated with a separate weather system is expected to continue tonight and tomorrow. A coastal flood advisory with high tides approaching the benchmark for minor flooding is in effect.
“I would advise residents in low-lying areas to take necessary precautions,” Kingsbury added.