FAIRFIELD — The city is offering sandbags and telling residents to prepare for the worst as large storms prepare to hit the area.
The storms are expected to start Wednesday and continue through the weekend. The city of Fairfield is urging residents and business owners to act before problems occur.
Bags are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Works Corporation Yard at 420 Gregory St. There is a limit of 10 bags per resident or business.
Sand will be available at the corner of Pittman and Cordelia roads, as well as the corner of Allan Witt Park at Woolner Avenue. These stations are self serve.
Residents are also being instructed to collect and dispose of all debris near drain pipes or openings. That includes picking up plastic bags, tree branches, leaves or other items that can create blockage.
Public Works maintenance crews respond to flood calls, however during heavy rains, the response may be delayed. To report local flooding, contact the Public Works Operations Division from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday at 428-7407. For Fridays, weekends and after hours, report flooding to police dispatch at 428-7300.
Reach Danny Bernardini at 427-6935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dbernardinidr.