Sandy’s Aftermath and Recovery

October 30, 2012

The State of Connecticut has sustained severe coastal flooding and damaging winds as a result of Hurricane Sandy which made landfall yesterday.

State officials are assessing the extent of the damage and are mobilizing support. Sadly, four people have died in incidents related to the storm.

– The driving ban on highways has been lifted.

– Bradley International Airport is open.

– Metro-North, Shore Line East and Amtrak intercity train services remain suspended.

– all CTTransit systems are running except for New Haven and Stamford, Bridgeport and Milford.

Power outages
are spread throughout the state totalling 640,759.
CL&P continues to clear electrical hazards from roadways so they can begin to restore areas. 5,000 people are responding including line workers and service workers – electricians.

To report an outage please call :

CL&P – 1-800-286-2000

Vernon Middle School, 777 Hartford Turnpike

There is a wind advisory until 7 pm Tuesday evening.
There will be steady cooling for the next 4 days with highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s by Friday night.

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More than 10 roads are blocked with trees and wires which must be addressed before the utility crews can restore power.

Several schools are still without power as well.

Town hall and the library will open Wednesday with normal hours
Garbage collection will resume Wednesday for people who missed collection on Monday and Tuesday their collection will resume next week.

There is an urgent need for blood in Vernon.

A blood drive will be held on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st from 1PM – 6PM at Court House Fitness.

Walk-ins are STRONGLY encouraged.
Connecticut Insurance Department Storm Sandy Web link: