Branford Final Sandy Update: Debris and Halloween

The town dump extends hours for one more weekend and Halloween moves to Saturday, Nov. 10.

Press Release from Town of Branford

Power Restoration
CL&P has restored power to vast majority of Branford. They continue to work on smaller side streets and single homes. If you are still without power you can call CL&P at 1-800-286-2000.

Residents must be aware of scammers and unlicensed contractors who will attempt to prey on vulnerable homeowners in need of emergency repairs. Never prepay for work – especially in cash. All Contractors should be licensed and insured to perform work. If it seems suspicious, call police.

Fire Safety
Please be cautious when using candles and extinguish them when going to bed.

Any propane devices for cooking should be used outside only. As temperatures lower, Do not use outdoor cooking appliances for indoor heat

Shelters & Public Showering Facilities
Shelters are closed however you can contact the Emergency Operation Center if emergency sheltering is required. 

Planet Fitness and Branford’s YMCA are available for the community to shower. (please bring your own towels and toiletries).

Federal Disaster Assistance
Residents can begin applying for Public Disaster Assistance immediately by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov
Governor Malloy has announced that Insurance Companies cannot impose detectible for Hurricane Insurance claims.

The Town’s curbside collection resumed to normal on Monday.

The Transfer Station at 747 East Main. St. was open Monday with extended hours until 5:00p.m. but will return to normal hours: 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from now on, except for Saturday, Nov. 10 when it will be open, 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents can pile brush at the curb for future collection. However, please do not block storm drains.

Bulky material dumpsters will be out until next Monday, Nov. 12 (ie. rugs, furniture, construction debris etc. No Food or Brush) will be located at: 
Parker Memorial Park – Harbor St. Adult Daycare – Shore Dr.
Pine Orchard Rd. by Riverside Dr. Thimble Island Rd (between the flag pole and the beach)
Fire Company 9 – Linden Ave. VFW parking lot – Indian Neck Ave. at South Montowese St.
Beckett Ave. by Bristol St.

There is no change for tomorrow’s elections and all polling places remain open.

Due to the prediction of another storm on Wednesday, we have decided to postpone Trick-or-Treating to Saturday, Nov. 10th.

Emergency Operation Center – (203-315-3921)

*Patch updated the debris information based on information provided by the town in their phone message that was not included in this release.

Tom Grantland November 06, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Will the town be giving out sand bags for the Weds storm?
ckb November 06, 2012 at 02:29 PM
If it was me.. I wouldn't be waiting for the government to take care of me.. local or national..just sayin...personal responsibility


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