CAPE MAY, NJ - AUGUST 26: Miguel Serra (L), of Villas, New Jersey and Paul Burgin of Cape May Point board up a home in preparation for Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in Cape May, New Jersey. The Cape May Department of Emergency Management ordered the evacuation of all residents and visitors of Cape May County in anticipation of a direct hit by Hurricane Irene. (Photo by William Thomas Cain)
Bridgeport: Bassick High School, Harding High School opened at noon, Harding High School opens at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Bristol: The city’s emergency operation center will be staffed early Sunday morning with members of the police, fire and public works departments. Residents should remain in their homes, avoid unnecessary travel and stay away from fallen trees and power lines. An emergency shelter is open at Chippens Hill Middle School, 551 Peacedale St.
Colchester: Bacon Academy
Coventry: Drinking water is available at a tanker truck at the Middle School lower parking lot. Bring your own containers. Showers are available at the Coventry High School gym locker rooms on Monday until 7 p.m. Bring your own towel and toiletries. Report structural damage or requests for special assistance with medical conditions to the EOC at (860) 742-6324. Bring tree and brush debris only to the town's gravel pit off South Street Ext. just past Miller-Richardson field. Through the end of this week, there is no charge between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The transfer station will be open on Thursday and Saturday during normal hours for demolition/construction debris at normal rates. Individuals who wish to charge their cell phones may come to Conference Room B at the Town Hall during normal hours.
East Hartford: Should it become necessary to open a shelter, East Hartford will use the CT Alert notification system. Sign up at CTAlert.gov.East Lyme: East Lyme Middle School.
Fairfield: Evacuees may report to the Roger Ludlow High School, where a shelter has been established. The shelter will staff and is prepared to accept a separate area for pets.
Farmington: Farmington has opened a shelter at Farmington High School. The shelter is equipped with cots, pillows and blankets. Bring personal and/or food. The shelter also has the capability of charging cell phones and electronic equipment.
Greenwich: The town of Greenwich is opening shelters at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 499 Pemberwick Road and Eastern Middle School at 51 Hendrie Ave. at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.
Groton: Fitch High School.
Harwinton: Harwinton Consolidated School Route 118, and the Harwinton Senior Center on Weingart Road will open at 6 a.m. Sunday.
Middlebury: Shepardson Community Center, 1172 Whittemore Road will open at 5 a.m. Sunday.
Middletown: Mayor Sebastian Giuliano has declared a state of emergency and an emergency shelter is open at Middletown High School on LaRosa Lane. Pets are allowed, but they must be in crates or on a leash.
Milford: Jonathan Law High School, 20 Lansdale Ave., will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Bring enough clothing, personal items and necessary medical supplies or medications to last for an extended period of time. A pet shelter will be available at the Jonathan Law High School emergency shelter also. Bring enough food to last your pets for an extended period of time.
New Britain: New Britain has several shelters and is prepared to open them depending upon the level of damage to property or risk to persons that may or will arise from the pending storm. The first two shelters to be opened will be the Senior Center at 55 Pearl St, and then the Police Athletic League (PAL) building at 544 Osgood Ave. Additional shelters associated with the city’s Housing Authority will be opened at the Mount Pleasant and Knapp Village community rooms as necessary. Public parking areas and public garages will be open to the public without charge, effective 4 p.m. on Saturday.
New Haven: Mayor John DeStefano has ordered the city to open two evacuation shelters Saturday. Benjamin Jepson School at 15 Lexington Avenue will open at 12 p.m. The second shelter will open at the James Hillhouse High School Field House at 480 Sherman Parkway at 6 p.m.
North Stonington: North Stonington Elementary School
Plymouth: Eli-Terry Middle School, 21 North Main Street. Volunteers can pick you up if you need transportation to the shelter. They also have a separate shelter for pets.
Southington: The Calendar House Senior Center, 388 Pleasant St., has been designated as the hurricane shelter. It will open at 8 a.m. and remain open during and immediately after the storm. The phone number is 860-621-3014.
South Windsor: South Windsor Community Center, 150 Nevers Road
Stonington: Stonington High School
Stratford: Bunnell High School
Waterbury: The city has opened an emergency shelter at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School, 16 South Elm St., at the corner of South Elm and East Main streets, diagonal from the Police Department.
West Hartford: The director of public works has issued a parking ban in West Hartford that will take effect on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. until conditions warrant its expiration.
West Haven: An emergency shelter will open at 3 p.m. at 2 Tetlow St., Carrigan Intermediate School. If you have pets and are looking to come to the shelter, bring medical records, especially current vaccinations, a leash, portable kennel, food, water and a bowl for the animal.
Wethersfield: Pitkin Community Center.