How Connecticut is preparing for Joaquin


(WTNH) — First there was Irene, then Super Storm Sandy. Connecticut has seen its fair share of strong winds and surge and destruction. So while it’s still too early to tell if Hurricane Joaquin will make land fall here. The state can activate the emergency operations center within hours and is ready for all aspects of the storm.

The state says they are ready especially for something like this. But they say sometime around Friday afternoon or Friday evening they will know something definitive about the track of the storm it will be the turning point to figure out whether not they need to activate the emergency center.

Already people are stocking up and preparing just in case. At the Shop Right Hardware and Paint in Wethersfield they are already seeing a run on flashlights and batteries.

“We have sold quite a few flashlights the smaller stuff at first but tomorrow will be selling generators and it will work it’s way up.” said Joe Scarpantonio of Shop Rite Hardware.

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