Several Southwestern Connecticut towns and cities have ordered mandatory evacuations and opened shelters.
Here is a listing of where to go in your area:
If you live in the East Side or East End please go to: Jettie Tisdale School, 275 Hollister Avenue.
If you live in the South End, please go to: Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue.
If you live in the West Side, West End or Black Rock please go to: Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Avenue.
Those who are planning on staying in a shelter should pack a blanket, pillow, medication, personal identification, and snacks. Pets are allowed at all shelters, but they must be on leashes or in cages, and pet owners are asked to supply food for their pets.
In the event of a long-term power outage, the Senior Center at 132 Hut Hill Road will be opened as an emergency shelter. Those who need assistance or are unable to get to the senior center can call First Selectman Bill Stuart at 860-355-0012 or 203-788-2122, or call Emergency Management Director Justin Planz at 203-648-6691.
Danbury War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, is the city's shelter; police department, 203-797-4614; fire department, 203-796-1550.
An emergency shelter will be open Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Darien High School, 80 High School Lane. Residents are encouraged to bring all necessary medications and items for personal comfort to last for at least 36 hours.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Rd is open for people and pets.
Eastern Middle School, 51 Hendrie Ave., will be open at noon Sunday as an emergency shelter, and the Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, will open at 6 p.m. Only service animals will be allowed into the shelters.
A shelter has been opened at Jonathan Law High School, 20 Lansdale Avenue. There will be limited space for pets.
New Fairfield High School, Wednesday morning (if necessary); police, 203-312-5701
The Shelter will be at Brien McMahon High School on Highland Avenue. The shelter is pet friendly. Please bring necessary supplies to stay overnight such as medications, sleeping bags, etc.
For those who are elderly or unable to manage safely alone, the town shelter at the Park and Recreation Center is open. The numbers to call are 203-431-2348, 203-431-2350 and 203-431-2351; police, 203-438-2564.
Stamford High along with Rippowam and Scofield middle schools have been set up as emergency shelters beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Residents seeking shelter at city schools are encouraged to bring any necessary medications, toiletries and bed linens. Pets are welcome at the shelters, but must have their vaccinations up to date and be crated. Residents will also need to bring pet food and any medicines their pets require.
The town's Emergency Operations Center at the Depot Firehouse is open and can be contacted at 860-868-7403. Any emergency should be reported using 911.
The town's storm shelter at Long Lots School, 13 Hyde Lane, is open as of 3 p.m. Sunday. Residents planning to go to shelter should bring a change of clothes, bedding and pillows, any special medications or dietary items, and a working flashlight with extra batteries.
The shelter will accept pets as long as they are in a travel cage. People should also bring enough pet food for three days, necessary pet medications and a leash. Pets will be secured in a safe room at the shelter, but are not allowed to remain with their owners.