Senator Tony Hwang on Winter Storm Safety [Video]

January 27, 2015

A steady toll from the doorbell at Fairfield’s Hemlock Hardware set the tone Monday afternoon as a wave of customers came in to purchase supplies for the impending blizzard.

Shovels, salt, and batteries were some of the hot ticket items as people prepared for the worst, including potential power outages amidst freezing temperatures and upwards of what was forecast to be nearly 30 inches of snow.

“You can never be too prepared,” said state Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28), who visited the Post Road hardware store to talk about storm safety tips with owner Scott Pesavento, of Newtown.

Generator safety was one of the priority areas that Pesavento focused on, given the popularity of the machines and the potentially deadly dangers of carbon monoxide they emit. Generators should always be kept outside the home, as far away as possible, he said.

Watch the video for more tips from Hemlock and Senator Hwang.

Hemlock, a family-owned business that is known for its community involvement, is planning on staying open throughout the blizzard. Pesavento said they will even deliver items to customers, especially elderly residents.

Hemlock is located at 1860 Post Road, Fairfield. You can reach them at 203-255-1771.