Storm Sandy Update for New Canaan

November 1, 2012

Important update for New Canaan residents from Mike Handler, New Canaan’s director of emergency management:
Good morning, this is Mike Handler with a 9 am update from the EOC.
Crews are still working to make roads passable. Today’s target areas are Lambert, Chichester, Frogtown, Llewelyn, North Bald Hill, Briscoe, Cross Ridge and the most difficult Braeburn.
The drop in overnight temperatures is concerning.
The YMCA is open as a shelter and you are encouraged to bring your family, medications and bedding.  All pets will be accommodated at the animal shelter.
Please call the EOC with any shelter concerns and we will help facilitate any additional needs.
At this time, all New Canaan Public Schools are closed through Friday November 2nd.
Assuming schools open next week, no one will be penalized if they cannot return to school so if you are safely out of Town there is no need to return at this time.
We are still hoping to begin restoration efforts on Friday or Saturday at the earliest. Our best estimate at this time, based on our current CL&P crew levels, is that power restoration could take 10 to 14 days.
Please remember to keep generators outside and safely away from doors, windows and vents.
Remain clear of all downed wires and call any concerns into the EOC at (203) 594-4100.
Thank you and continue to check on your neighbors.

Here’s a link to CL&P’s outage map. At the time of this report, 68% of New Canaan customers are without power. Local officials and the utilities are working to restore power as quickly as possible.