The following information was provided by East Haddam town officials:
Up to date storm information is available on the web at ct.gov/sandy or by calling the state’s Info Line at 211.
Based on the current forecast multiple road closures are expected in East Haddam as the result of downed trees and power outages could affect parts of our town for several days. Outages also likely will affect your cable and internet services, as well as your regular phone and possibly your cell phone service.
For safety reasons, utility company repair crews will not be able to clear roads of wires and begin power restoration work until the high winds have ceased.
You are cautioned to treat any fallen wire as “live” and should never touch or drive your car over these wires.
You are also reminded that home power generators should be operated according to instructions and not used in any area without the required ventilation – to not do so could result in fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Tips can be found on the CT Light and Power website at www.Cl-p.com.
At the peak of the storm on Monday evening, response time for emergencies could be significantly delayed; responders may be unable to access some local roads.
During the storm, Emergency Management Volunteers will staff an information center at the East Haddam Senior Center located at 15 Great Hillwood Road, which will open Monday beginning at 6 p.m. and remain open as long as needed.
If you need assistance or information come to or call the Senior Center at 860-873-5034. However, emergencies such as injuries or fires should be reported by calling 911.
The need for opening a shelter locally and what services will be provided after the storm passes will be determined based on the storm’s impact to East Haddam.
In the meantime, you can locate local shelters by calling 211. (The Red Cross plans to open a regional shelter in Colchester at the Bacon Academy.)
Following the storm, please visit the town website for updates and informational handouts will be distributed to local businesses and other key areas throughout town.
Posted October 29, 2012 as edited and added to by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan
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