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:

Check Your Connections.

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

Jul 6, 2018

Detour on GBT Rt 8 – Alert#2:
Due to road closures and construction at Main St and Fairfield Ave in downtown Bridgeport, GBT Route 8 is detouring as follows: Bus departs from the bus station, turning right onto Water St, left on Congress St, and then right on Main St to resume the regular route. The route is reversed on the return.



Jul 6, 2018

Detour on GBT Rt 8

Due to road closures, GBT route 8 will be using Congress street in both directions. Passengers who usually board or alight at the train station on Water Street should use the bus terminal.



Jul 6, 2018

BOC Meeting Cancellation
The July 11, 2018 Board of Commissioners Meeting has been cancelled. There will be a Special Meeting on July 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM. More Info>>



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