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Update: Irene Already Making Her Mark on North Branford

Town Manager Richard Branigan says "So far with no injuries and no major structural issues."

Update (Aug. 28, 10:45 a.m.): Town Manager Richard Branigan briefed North Branford Patch on the hurricane's effects so far: "We've had a number of minor incidents with trees on houses–so far with no injuries and no major structural issues. The fire department and building official have been to at least four locations. Power is out is many areas of town."

Original story (Aug. 28, 8 a.m.):

With , rain and wind now steadily picking up, there have already been reports of trees and power lines down across the state and many

As of 7:15 a.m., there are already two reports of trees into homes–104 Bailey Drive in North Branford and 9 Maplewood Lane in Northford. There are no reported injuries in the incident and residents have been evacuated to safe structures.

Should you need to evacuate, is open as a storm shelter. Pets are not allowed at this facility. Pets can be accommodated at Branford's , which will open at the same time.

The following phone numbers can be used for questions and other matters related to the storm including requests for water, tree removal in the public right-of-way, drainage concerns, etc.: 203-484-9549, 203-484-2196, 203-484-2583 or 203-484-9538. 

The Community Center is closed today, Aug. 28. is some other North Branford emergency preparedness information, including how to sign up for the Everbridge emergency phone calls.

We already have some limbs down in our yard (check out the photos). What about you? You can add photos by clicking 'Add your photos & videos' under the photo gallery.

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