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Patch's Poll: Do You Have an Emergency Storm Plan in Place?

It's unlikely that Tropical Storm Isaac will travel up the east coast, like Hurricane Irene did, but officials are still warning that residents should always be prepared for the worst.

As of Friday, Tropical Storm Isaac is on track to barrel through Haiti and the Dominican Republic, dumping rain on the island of Hispaniola before moving out to the Gulf of Mexico.

After that, the latest reports show the storm may form into a hurricane before hitting landfall in the Mississippi area, the Associated Press reported.

Earlier this week, meteorologists in Connecticut reported it was possible that Isaac could take a turn up the East Coast and head toward New England, much like Hurricane Irene did last year. But, given the latest forecasts, it seems that’s not going to happen.

Still, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it’s always important to have a plan in place should another storm hit.

This week, emergency officials in Madison , in general, people who live in shoreline towns should always have an emergency plan in place.

Given the catastrophe caused by Irene — and the October snowstorm — last year, have you implemented a plan for your family should another storm hit? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

bball fan August 24, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Why should I? CL&P doesn't.
Anita Bath August 25, 2012 at 02:37 AM
First selectman McPherson's plan is to clean up the beaches first. The beaches need to be open for the weekend!
Flowers August 25, 2012 at 01:05 PM
My plan is to Karaoke with Prince Harry till the thing blows over.

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