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Getting Norwalk Ready for Hurricane Season

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Weekly Wrap Up May 30

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Norwalk, CT | Added on May 30, 2014 At 03:36 PM

Here's what made news this week on It's Relevant:

The Norwalk Police Department got an upgrade this week in technology, and is the first in the state to have it.    

Norwalk police motorcycles are now equipped with a mobile compact unit -- It's the same computer found in police cruisers -- but the unit is making it easier for police to issue tickets or access law enforcement information while out on the roads.  

"I can now issue a ticket by the press of a button. It cuts down on holding up the person being stopped and it is also a benefit for me [in regards to safety]. I'm not cumbersome with holding a bunch of things in my hand," said Officer John Haggerty, Norwalk police department.  

In Stamford, public safety and health officials are getting ready for hurricane season.  The season begins June 1, and this week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week.  City departments including police, fire, EMS and other agencies met this week, reviewing storm procedures.

"This is when we start preparing.  This is when we go over our plans, our operational plans, continuity of operations," said Ted Jankowski, Stamford director of public safety, "We go over our emergency notification database for recall procedures, etc."

In Westport, one church is raising awareness for the girls kidnapped in Nigeria.  It's been weeks since the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped them for simply attending school and Saugatuck Congregational Church is taking a stand.

“So this is 300 Nigerian flags, each of them has a ribbon tied to the post that either has the first name of one of the young woman abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria or has the words "child of God – name unknown," explained Rev. Alison Patton of Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport.

The flags were installed on the church lawn May 25 and will remain there for another two weeks.

 


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