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UPDATE: Water and Batteries for Most Needy Will be Available

Those with means to purchase items should do so at Big-Y, according to authorities.

The Town has stated that a delivery of batteries, flashlights and water will be made to a distribution point for those in MOST need. The delivery is coming from state and possibly federal aid and will be allocated for those who are in most need of resources. Town officials stated that they will be picking up items in Hartford today for distribution later. It's important that people DO NOT go to Walmart to pick-up items.

Distribution information will be made available for those in most need based upon lists from the and the (those who normally receive service). Those with health needs and inability to travel to get supplies can call 203-315-0251 or 203-483-1297. People who can drive but still need assistance can go to the to receive a cooked meal daily noon to 7 p.m.

In addition to the above items, there will also be delivery of packaged meals. "We need to get to the people who are identified as needing it the most," said Captain Rick Hart of the Branford Fire Department.

Those looking to purchase items can do so at Big Y, 1060 West Main St., which is fully operational. They just received 13 cases of D batteries and cases of water. is also fully operational; check back for a list of open businesses shortly.

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