At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson issued the following statement about the pending storm.

"The National Weather Service has advised us that a moderate strength coastal storm is predicted to begin to impact our area by noon today.

"This storm may bring rain mixed with snow on the coast as it passes over our area. No meaningful accumulation is expected but roadways may become slippery. Winds will be steady around 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds will come between noon and midnight.

"Storm surge during the high tide cycles will be between 3 and 5 feet and may cause moderate coastal flooding. Hurricane Sandy altered the coastline in many areas so any coastal flooding may impact homeowners differently.

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"We will be ready to reopen our shelter if needed. The weather will deteriorate this afternoon during school dismissal so please help to ensure your child gets home safely if they walk home or walk home from a bus stop.

"With high winds, we do, unfortunately, expect additional power outages. I am aware that many of you have just had your power restored and today's storm could create new frustrations. CL&P has retained their crews in our area to help us through any new problems that arise.

"CL&P was able to restore power to all but seven Darien customers by last night. I am working closely with the utility to keep the focus on these residents.

"For residents with documented medical conditions or who may be the in-home caregiver for someone with documented medical conditions, you must be proactive and call CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 and ask them to flag your account.

"As always, I'm here to help us get through the storm. Stay safe and warm."