Hurricane Sandy: List of East Haven Streets Under Mandatory Evacuation Order

Wondering if your area is among those required to evacuate before Hurricane Sandy hits? Here's the East Haven Fire Department's list of streets under the mandatory evacuation order.

In advance of Hurricane Sandy, the Town of East Haven has ordered a mandatory evacuation of all low-lying areas.

The following is a list, provided by the East Haven Fire Department, of those streets on the town's evacuation map:

  • Atwater St and Ext
  • Beach Ave
  • Beachside Ave
  • Brazos Rd
  • Cambridge Ct
  • Caroline Rd
  • Lower Catherine St
  • Center Ave
  • Cosey Beach Ave
  • Cosey Beach Ave Ext
  • Ellis Rd
  • Farview Ave
  • First Ave
  • Hampton Rd
  • Lower Hopson St
  • Jamaica Ct
  • 2 Meadow Place
  • 2,3,5 Mansfield Grove Rd
  • Meadow St
  • Minor Rd
  • Montuk St
  • Morgan Terr
  • Morgan Ave
  • North Atwater
  • Old Town Highway
  • Lower Palmetto Tr
  • Pequot St
  • Lower Phillip St
  • Seaview Ave
  • Second Ave
  • Sibley lane
  • Smith St
  • South St
  • Stanton Rd
  • Suppa Dr
FCF October 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM
My suggestion, if you think you may be in an unsafe area go to higher ground until the storm is over. It is not worth your life. The high school is open and ready to help you.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Dave Hausler posted these maps on another thread. They are simulations of storm surge flooding for tomorrow's mid-day high tide: http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=41.2634,-72.8745&z=3&m=3. And this is for tomorrow night's high tide: http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=41.2599,-72.8740&z=3&m=5 Again, they're both just simulations, as Dave notes in his post. But perhaps a helpful guide for residents. And if I'm able to get the actual maps, I'll post them, too.
Ginger DeMatteo October 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I just got a reverse 911 on my cell phone and on my home phone.
FCF October 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM
The street list from the Fire Dept website at 8PM: The Following are streets in the Evacuation area - Atwater St and Ext, Beach Ave, Beachside Ave, Bradford Ave, Brazos Rd, Cambridge Ct, Caroline Rd, Lower Catherine St, Center Ave, Cosey Beach Ave, Cosey Beach Ave Ext, Ellis Rd, Farview Ave, First Ave, Hampton Rd, Lower Hopson St, Jamaica Ct, 2 Meadow Place, 2,3,5 Mansfield Grove Rd, Meadow St, Minor Rd, Montuk St, Morgan Terrace, Morgan Ave, North Atwater, Old Town Highway, Lower Palmetto Tr, Pequot St, Lower Phillip St, Seaview Ave, Second Ave, Sibley lane, Smith St, South St, Stanton Rd, Suppa Dr and Vista Dr ( may flood ).
Julie Weisberg (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Ginger: Thanks for the update. As Assistant Fire Chief Licata said, it's very possible come tomorrow morning there will be several new areas added to the list for mandatory evacuations... And I just saw a report that there's already a 2.2 foot storm surge in New Haven. And high tide isn't for another four hours.
FCF October 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM
It seems evacuations have been extended to those in the lower Farm River area.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Thanks, FCF. I didn't know they were posting these updates on the town site. Just thought it was the EHFD. Good to know. I'll get this up, out and shared in a new post.
Kat October 29, 2012 at 01:04 AM
New2area and Momaguin4life - During hurricane Gloria, Dewey Ave was flooded with a couple feet of water.
Rose October 29, 2012 at 01:07 AM
What about those on the Farm river? Haven't heard anything? What should we expect?
James October 29, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Salerno avenue ok?
James October 29, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Is the area by Salerno ave/ Coe acenue going to be ok?
HartmanAve October 29, 2012 at 02:17 AM
After reading all of these comments I'm getting nervous however it seems everyone on my street is still here .. What about hartman ?
Momauguin4Life October 29, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Salerno?? I sure hope so!!
Momauguin4Life October 29, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Hartman the samething.....if Salerno and Hartman get flooded were in a Katrina situation
Dave Hausler October 29, 2012 at 03:50 AM
The trick with being on Salerno...if your house is damaged by wind to the point that you have to flee, you may not be able to leave the neighborhood.
Dave Hausler October 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Here's a map from the Army Corps of Engineers that shows the potential flooding impacts from the surge: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/projects/hes/ct/east_haven.pdf In short, Momauguin becomes an island, and the neighborhood from the airport to Memorial Field on the shore side of Dodge Ave is going to have some flooding as well. This map is in agreement with the simulated map I shared earlier. Expect conditions to deteriorate in advance of this morning's high tide around 11:30am.
NANCY BAUM October 29, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I have evacuated from Four Beaches but would love to be keot informed about what is going on donw there if possible. Thanks
Jackie October 29, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Where is our Mayor? The information he provided is vague at best and was provided by a video posted on this website. How much harder does he have to make it to get the information out to his town's residents. Why is nothing being broadcast on the Town channels? More useful information is beng provided from people who have lived here for many years, and by the East Haven Patch. Thank you! The maps are very helpful. You would have thought the Mayor or fire department would have made this information available days ago. Be safe everyone.
FCF October 29, 2012 at 05:44 PM
ETV controls the local public access TV station. They do not do live broadcasting only pre-taped programs. It is not safe for ETV employees to be out in the storm. The town website has the latest information from town hall and the fire department on the home page go to www.townofeasthavenct.org. I would suggest that you watch your local news coverage because that is where the announcements are made public. Reverse 911 is being used to contact people in locations where there is a dangerous situation.
Ginger DeMatteo October 29, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Interesting, I didn't think the information was vague at all. He pretty much said all there is to say...evacuate if ordered to do so, stay inside, and stay safe. What else is there to say? There's a hurricane, we all know what that means. We have had 2 reverse 911 calls..I think we are being very well informed. I mean, it's obvious if you have a brain what is going on.
FCF October 29, 2012 at 06:05 PM
In FB photos have been posted showing Shell Beach cut off by deep water from the wetlands. I would assume The Beachead is flooded again too.
Dave Hausler October 29, 2012 at 06:29 PM
I agree with Ginger and FCF on this one. ETV is a great community resource, but doesn't have the staffing to cover these kind of events. Under the circumstances, considering the historic nature of this storm, I think officials at all levels, and the media are doing a pretty good job of informing the public. I heard an electric company official talking about substations affected by coastal flooding say they are designed to meet 100-year flood levels, and this storm is surpassing them. That's a lot to wrap your mind around.
Jackie October 29, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I'n not suggesting that the staff of ETV cover this event. I was suggesting that the video the Mayor made be broadcast on ETV and not just on this website. I am suggesting that the list of roads to evacuate be broadcast on ETV. I was suggesting that the Mayor handle this event as a Category 4 Flood Evacuation. At noon on Sunday, the Governor asked the Mayors of coastal towns to handle this event as a Category 4 Flood Evacuation. What is the definition of a Category 4 Flood Evacuation? I can't find any information anywhere on the Town or Fire Department websites. Do any of you think that just maybe this informaiton might have been a little helpful a couple of days ago. We live in a coastal town. Why not just make the information readily available at all times. I think the Govenor, the media and the utilitie companies are all doing a great job. And I thank them. We have had lesser storms in the past, and the Mayor has been more present. That is the point I am trying to make.
FCF October 29, 2012 at 07:26 PM
linda October 29, 2012 at 07:27 PM
@jackie-- where have YOU been. The Mayor has been on radio, t.v. and patch along with Mayor DeStefano, Rosa Delauro and Len Fasano. If you don't know by now how bad this is from all the reports given, then obviously YOU have not been listening. Oh and if you did miss the Mayor's announcement, he already has the national guard on alert for EH. Stay well, be safe, and stop politicing, this is not the time for foot in mouth bs.
Ginger DeMatteo October 29, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Ummm, the town and fire dept websites BOTH have the list of evacuated streets, and other emergency information. Don't know exactly what more you need. And the town officials (mayor, police, fire) all were talking about this and preparing for it several days ago. Sounds to me like you just need someone to hold your hand...or just want to blame the Mayor for having the nerve to have a hurricane. There has been more than enough info given. Perhaps you just weren't paying attention....
Ginger DeMatteo October 29, 2012 at 07:36 PM
FCF October 29, 2012 at 07:46 PM
John Gildersleeve October 29, 2012 at 11:13 PM
I live on corner of Coe and Dewey. The reason for flooding is the town does not keep the sewers drains open (though they have a big truck that sits idle), not because of water from a river or the sound. I have asked many times and nothing. They would rather put up a detour sign than do any work.
Kristy Turcio Porter October 30, 2012 at 01:20 AM
I'm on Austin and getting really nervous!


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