Old Saybrook is asking residents near the shoreline to begin evacuations Sunday morning.
First Selectman Paul Fortuna declared a State of Emergency for the town Saturday ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Old Saybrook Police Chief Michael Spera issued the voluntary evacuation order at 8:15 a.m.
"It is hereby ORDERED that VOLUNTARY EVACUATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES SOUTH OF BOSTON POST ROAD or AREAS IN DANGER OF BEING IMPACTED OR ISOLATED BY RISING FLOOD WATERS shall take effect at 0815 HRS," the evacuation order read.
The town's Department of Public Safety put together a list of streets that are likely to flood and are strongly recommending residents who live on those streets to evacuate.
According to police, Old Saybrook schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday.