City of Boston Takes Steps to Prepare for Nor'easter
Mayor Menino reminds residents to take necessary precautions
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For Immediate Release
November 06, 2012
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the City of Boston is making necessary plans for a possible Nor’easter expected to impact the area on Wednesday. While City departments are taking measures to prepare for the storm’s arrival, Mayor Menino reminds residents to take precautions and use common sense to stay safe throughout the storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch with 20-30 mph sustained winds and 40-50 mph wind gusts expected from Wednesday morning through the evening.  Residents should expect one to two inches of rain beginning Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

City teams are monitoring the situation as it develops and evaluating potential impacts that could be exacerbated by lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy. In anticipation of strong winds, the Boston Parks Department is trimming trees and removing dead branches.

While City departments have worked hard to clear debris resulting from Hurricane Sandy, many leaves have fallen over the past week and residents should take special care to clear catch basins. Outdoor furniture and trash and recycling containers should be secured to avoid damage caused by strong winds.

People who encounter homeless individuals are encouraged to notify public safety officials by calling 9-1-1 or the Mayor's 24-hour Hotline at (617) 635-4500.  Residents are encouraged to register for AlertBoston by visiting www.cityofboston.gov/alertboston and follow @NotifyBoston on Twitter.

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