Tropical Storm Watch

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Hurricane season is underway. The Greater Bridgeport Region is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch with high winds, rain and water surges expected on the coastline from Tropical Storm Hermine. This weather is expected to begin late Saturday, September 3, and continue through Tuesday, September 6.

 

The most extreme weather is expected on Sunday and Monday. Several key factors will contribute to flooding:

  • Tides will be higher than normal due to wind from storm
  • Rain from the storm is expected to be 1-3" with areas of higher rainfall
  • NOAA has predicted an additional water surge of 2-4 feet above sea level


Even if the eye of this storm does not hit land, flooding in the Greater Bridgeport Region is anticipated. Given the current predictions, the impacts may be as follows:

  • Flooding and possible destruction on shoreline roads, evacuation routes, and secondary roads
  • Loss of electricity due to wind and rain
  • Due to CT’s dry summer, it is anticipated that there will be a higher than usual number of trees that fall over this will impact power utilities and accessibility on roads

This may impact service. If it does, we will be posting updates to gogbt.com, Facebook and twitter during and after the storm.

 

Please Note: in the event of major power outages, we will only be posting updates to Facebook and twitter. Please charge your cell phone and download appropriate apps ahead of time.

 

Safety Tips

A few safety tips during severe weather:

  • Check for updates on services before you leave
  • Leave yourself some additional time while traveling
  • Watch your step traveling to and from bus stops and while boarding the bus and always use sidewalks and cross walks

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In addition to the internet posts, GBT will submit critical information to the following local stations:

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Even if GBT does not have any schedule changes, your connections may change. You can check them out here:

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People with Medical Needs

It is especially important for people who utilize GBT paratransit service for medical needs to plan ahead. Be sure you have enough medications and other necessary supplies to last through the storm.

 

CDC - Information for People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities - http://www.cdc.gov/disasters/chronic.html

 

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Rider Alerts

Sep 17, 2017

Tropical Storm Watch – Jose | GBT Alert# 1

This is the time of year when we review our emergency procedures and plans to be sure we are able to keep our services running during severe weather and, if there is an interruption, to resume service as soon as possible following a storm. Part of our preparations include letting our riders and communities know where to go for information about service changes or cancellations during storms of any kind.

Plan ahead, stay safe and keep in touch.

 

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Advertencia de tormenta tropical “José” | GBT Alerta No. 1

En esta época del año revisamos nuestros procedimientos y planes de emergencia para asegurarnos de que podemos mantener los servicios durante tiempo inclemente y, si hubiera interrupciones, de que podemos resumir el servicio tan pronto como nos sea posible luego de una tormenta. Como parte de nuestros preparativos comunicamos a los usuarios y a las comunidades dónde encontrar información acerca de cambios o cancelaciones en el servicio durante las tormentas de cualquier tipo.

Planifique con tiempo, cuídese y manténgase en contacto.

 

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