This is a storm update from First Selectman Mark Walter and Emergency Management Director Craig Mansfield:
As of Wednesday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m., East Haddam is down to approximately 16% of our residents remaining without of power. CL&P continues to make good progress with our outages being reduced by more then 40% from this time yesterday. All Roads have been cleared and we have two CL&P crews working on restoring power in town. CL&P continues to stand by the timeframe of Friday night for 99% restoration of power for East Haddam.
Residents are reminded to NEVER use a generator, grill or other heating/cooking device not approved for indoor use inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off.
We are asking residents with special needs requiring assistance or anyone looking for overnight Sheltering please call the Town Office at 860-873-5020 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Senior Center will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. as an information location, warming shelter and available for people to charge electronic devices. Food will not be served but drinking water will be available. A hose will also be available for non-potable water.
Showers will be available tonight Wednesday and tomorrow night Thursday from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. at the East Haddam HIGH SCHOOL. We will also have showers available on Thursday and Friday morning from 6-7:30 a.m. Additional information on shower times and location will be made available daily.
As power continues to be restored, it is imperative that you do not go near any downed power lines and should call CL&P at 800-286-2000 to report all power outages and downed wires.
Residents are reminded to continue to call CL&P DAILY to report if their power has not been restored.
Please continue to check on your friends and neighbors who may need assistance and we thank you for your patience through this process.