Storm Assistance Info for Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Seymour

November 2, 2012
  • If you suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy, you must register with FEMA by phone or online to access federal assistance.  To register by phone, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  The TTY line for people with speech or hearing impairments is 1-800-462-7585.  The line is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.  To register online, applications may be completed at
  • Questions regarding electrical outages and restoration of service should be reported directly to:
    • Connecticut Light and Power:  1-800-286-2000
    • United Illuminating:  1-800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584). 

  • Regular weekday service has returned to the main line of the New Haven rail commuter line and train fares are waived today. New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines will be returned to service as soon as possible.
  • The Connecticut Insurance Department has set up a Storm Sandy webpage that offers a number of important resources including, toll-free claims numbers to companies, locations of mobile claims vans, flood insurance claims filing information, and more.  Consumers with additional questions can contact the Insurance Department by phone at 1-800-203-3447 or 860-297-3900, or by utilizing the online contact options.


  • Showers are available for public at the following three locations: 
    • Wolfe Park, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Masuk High School noon to 6:00 p.m.  Please use auxiliary gym entrance. 
    • Tennis Club of Trumbull, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • The main police department can be accessed at 203-261-3622.

  • The Garder Road Landfill will be open and FREE to residents on Friday and Saturday (11/2-11/3) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • The Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Road, is open as a shelter. It is open to people of all ages. People should bring their own bedding. If bringing a pet, a carrier and proof of rabies inoculation is required. Drinking water is available at the Senior Center.

  • Non-potable water is available from a hose in the back parking lot of the library and at Stevenson Fire Station 2.  You will need your own containers.

  • The library is open until 5 p.m. daily as a warming station and a place to recharge computers and phones. 


  • Those who had wires ripped from their homes should let CL&P know so the company can arrange to have an electrician perform the repairs.
  • The annual Trunk or Treat event has been rescheduled to Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Seymour Middle School. Residents interested in taking part in the free event are invited to set up in the school parking lot from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Residents are encouraged to trick out the trunks of their cars with festive Halloween decorations, in anticipation of trick-or-treaters going trunk-to-trunk for candy. Residents also can also bring a carved pumpkin (candles not needed, as glow sticks will be provided) and enter it into a contest for "best pumpkin." There will also be a children’s costume parade and prizes. The Seymour/Derby varsity football game has been postponed to 6 p.m. Monday at Seymour High School. 


  • Trick or Trunk -sponsored by Shelton Youth Service Bureau- will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Participants should plan to be at Shelton Intermediate School between 5 and 6 p.m. to allow time to decorate the vehicles. Safe trick or treating will take place between 6 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Firewood is being made available at the Dog Park, at the corner of Nells Rock Road and Shelton Avenue (Route 108). Any resident is eligible. 
  • The compost site next to Elizabeth Shelton School is also accepting residents’ leaves, tree limbs and brush debris from Sandy, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon through Dec. 8, at the Shelton Transfer Station,  866 River Road. 
  • Crews will only be picking up storm debris generated within the city right of way.
  • Residents may call the Highways and Bridges Department at 203-924-9277 with any questions.
  • Fall leaf collection info


  • Residents with questions about shelter, or any other storm-related question, may call the Hurricane Sandy Hotline at 203-385-4070, which is staffed 24 hours a day.
  • Residents without electricity can use Bunnell High School, Birdseye Municipal Complex, the Library, the Police Department, the Huntington Road Fire Station, the Lordship Fire Station and Oronoque Fire Station to charge their electronic devices.
  • The Stratford Department of Public Works continues picking up storm related debris, and asks that branches be cut into 4-ft. lengths. The Transfer Station will have extended hours over the weekend.  The Transfer Station will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Waste pickup schedule
  • All questions about restoration of power should be directed to UI at 800-722-5584. 
  • Stratford is postponing Halloween trick-or-treating to Wednesday, November 7th.
  • UI’s latest power outage update
  • Please share this information with others, and feel free to contact me with questions.  Thank you.