As of this morning, CL&P has stated on that more than 5,400 customers are – that’s about 33 percent of clients served by the electric company. Yesterday, the town was at about 50 percent powered-up; the approximate 20 percent decrease comes in the wake of a where First Selectman Anthony “Unk” DaRos and other shoreline officials voiced their concerns about the timelines of power restoration. According to CL&P’s estimate, Branford should be back on the grid by Tuesday, Sept. 6.
As town officials work together to get Branford back up and running, here are some of their latest pieces of information:
Water and Supplies for Public Consumption
- East River Energy has donated three 8,500-gallon drinking water tankers to Branford. Please bring your own containers to fill.
- Water dispensing stations are at:
(Corner of School Street and Thimble Island Road)
(Brushy Plain Road)
(opening this morning)
- Almost 33 percent of Branford customers have power. Power to residents in outlying neighborhoods should be restored in the upcoming days.
- Homeowners must be aware that damaged building electrical services (meters, house connections) are the responsibility of the homeowner to repair.
- Remember to treat all downed lines as live wires – Do not touch them or branches entangled in them.
- Please secure your personal home generator to prevent theft.
- Most roadways have been cleared of fallen trees. to learn more about infrastructure.
Shelters & Personal Needs
- Branford at 46 Church St., is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. & the at 628 East Main St., (including non-members) will be open to the public from 5:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. daily for showers and other recreational facilities. Both facilities require that you bring you own towel and toiletries.
- Charging stations are available at Town facilities that have power restored; is the central station.
Food and Commodities
- The Volunteer Services Center or on Harrison Avenue is operational on its normal schedule for meals; daily noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
FEMA – Municipal and Private Damage
- FEMA representatives have been in contact with Town officials to begin damage assessment to public property. Private homeowners should thoroughly document any hurricane related repairs made; FEMA Individual Assistance officials will come to Branford in upcoming weeks.
- The Town’s trash and recycling pick up is on a one-day delayed schedule similar to a Monday holiday schedule. Also note that Monday Sept. 5 is Labor Day holiday.
- at 747 East Main St., will be open all week until 6 p.m. including Saturday.
- Bulky material dumpsters (ie. rugs, furniture, construction debris etc.) will be located at:
South Montowese Street
Thimble Island Road (between the flag pole and the beach)
No brush, food waste, hazardous waste, paints or other solvents at any drop point.
- Absolutely NO SWIMMING in Long Island Sound. Raw sewage spills are common after hurricanes and tropical storms.
- If your power is out for more than 24 hours, in your refrigerator: When in doubt… throw it out!
- has been identified in mosquitoes. Prevent mosquito bites and eliminate outdoor standing water.
- Please be cautious when using candles. Make sure they are extinguished if unattended and before going to bed.
- Only cook outside with propane devices. Make sure propane is turned off at the tank when not in use. Outdoor cooking devices are made to be used outside – please do not use inside.
- School opening until further notice. Branford School Superintendant, Hamlet Hernandez will advertise the opening of school to residents when it is determined.
Up-to-date information can be found at www.branfordpolice.com and at 203-315-3909 under the link.
We appreciate your patience; together we will get through this…