Hurricane Sandy Recovery

October 31, 2012

Today, I am continuing to tour our district to find out what residents need.  We are in touch with utility authorities for updates on restoration efforts. Power restoration is a three step process:
Step 1: The power company must ensure that electricity has been cutoff to downed power lines in the interest of safety. Unfortunately, this often requires depriving surrounding streets of electricity.
Step 2: Tree clearing, involving both state and local roads
Step 3: After debris has been cleared away, repairs can take place and service will be restored.
There is also new information for FEMA assistance.
North Haven, East Haven and Wallingford
Our entire district is part of New Haven County and therefore eligible to apply for individual FEMA assistance in Sandy’s aftermath.
Residents can apply by phone (800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities) or online.
Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to their case.
According to the Disaster Assistance website, you need the following information to apply: 

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Current and pre-disaster address.
  • A telephone number where you can be contacted.
  • Insurance information.
  • Total household annual income
  • A routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account)
  • ◦ Lookup your bank routing number.

  • A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster.
  • Directions to your property.

After you’ve completed your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA registration number. Be sure to record this number for future reference.
Dial the free Info Line 211 ( for food, energy, housing, transportation, or shelter information.

East Haven High School
Power outages:

CL & P:  860-286-2000
From CL&P:
Today’s goals include the completion of damage assessments, development of a global (system-wide) restoration projection, to execute restoration work with a focus on town-identified critical customers, like water treatment plants, and restoring the largest amount of customers in the shortest amount of time.
United Illuminating: 800-722-5584
Wallingford Electric, Report an Outage: 203-265-5055