Update from Emergency Management Director Craig Mansfield and First Selectman Mark Walter
East Haddam is down to 32% remaining without power, as of Thursday night. We currently have eleven CL&P crews in town. These crews are working to clear roads and wires but the restoration process also continues. We are working closely with CL&P towards 100% restoration as quickly as possible. As we work through the restoration process, it is imperative that you treat all wires as if they are live even if they where believed to be un-energized prior.
Residents should continue to report outages to CL&P daily at 800-286-2000.
East Haddam Schools
East Haddam Schools are closed Friday. All schools will re-open on Monday and will follow a regular schedule. Although the Board of Education and town officials had hoped to get students back to school sooner, loss of power, road closures, downed trees and live wires made it unsafe to do so.
Showers, bottled water, MRE’s and non-drinking water remain available at the East Haddam High School on Friday from 6-8 a.m. There will be no dinner or breakfast served going forward.
The East Haddam Senior Center will be open Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for resident to go as a warming center and supplies will also be available. The Town offices will also be open for normal business hours for information.
Most of the business in Moodus are open. Additionally, Shagbark is open and has received recent deliveries of storm related supplies. Residents are asked to check on elderly neighbors and friends to ensure they have power or are not in need of assistance.
Anyone looking for overnight sheltering should call the Info Line at 211 to locate an available shelter.
Hadlyme Public Hall Harvest Dinner has been postponed to Saturday Nov. 10 thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
Project Safe Halloween has been rescheduled for Friday, November 2 and will take place at the Elementary School gym from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Rathbun Library Fridays at 5:30 presents John LaPlante - The World's Oldest Peace Corps. Volunteer presented by the Friends of Rathbun has been cancelled. Call the library for additional information.