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City Begins Preparedness Operations for Isaac

By Glenn Collins
Monday, August 27, 2012 | 11:35 AM

Mayor Ken Sunseri meets with department heads concerning Isaac
Mayor Ken Sunseri met with all city department heads Monday morning to begin preparations for any effects that Isaac may have.

Mayor Ken Sunseri met with all city department heads Monday morning and told them to be prepared for any eventuality. Department heads are checking equipment and initializing readiness plans. These actions are being initialized in the event of an Isaac impact on Haleyville.

The primary concern is the possible loss of power. "People need to be prepared in case we lose power," Sunseri said. Estimates are that if power does go out, it may be three days before it is restored. And, [Ready.gov] recommends a three-day supply of basics needs such as water, food and medicine. "You need at least one gallon of water per person per day," Sunseri said.

The [Ready.gov] web site has vast amounts of information to help a family and a business prepare for emergencies.

The impact that Isaac may have on Haleyville is not known at this time. With the latest forecast track, it is possible that heavy tropical rains will begin passing through the area as early as Tuesday night and may continue through Sunday. These bands of rain may include squalls. But, the National Hurricane Center, in its 10 AM discussion, said it has "a low confidence" in its forecast after 48 hours.

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