Even if there's no direct hit along the East Coast from Hurricane Joaquin, the region could still feel its impact. National Emergency Preparedness month has just wrapped up but the Ridgefield Community Emergency Response Team is reminding residents that it's not too late to put together a so-called "Grab and Go" bag.
First Selectman Rudy Marconi says there's a lot of talk about how to prepare to shelter in place, but not about needing to evacuate in a hurry.
Marconi notes that this area is not immune to ice storms or severe winter weather. A Grab and Go Bag has important papers, medications and survival essentials such as a first aid kit, electronics charges and bottled water. The bags should also include a small regional map, a spare key, flashlight and some cash.