Power restoration has begun, but it could be several days before power is restored Citywide. As power is restored, please make sure appliances are turned off, particularly stoves and electric heaters.
The Emergency Operations Center remains open. The City is monitoring ongoing resident needs and will determine whether additional support and services may be needed. Residents should continue to call the Emergency Operations Center at 203-946-8221 with any storm-related concerns or questions.
Here is the latest update on efforts to restore power and clean-up the city:
As of 8 a.m., United Illuminating was still reporting approximately 6,000 outages in New Haven impacting approximately 12 percent of customers in the city. Four streets are still blocked, and the Fire Department is working this morning to assure the safety of approximately 60 downed wires remaining that still could be live. Parks and Department of Public Works crews have responded to 430 reports of down trees in public right of ways. The remaining trees still have live wires entangled and crews cannot safely clear the debris until those wires can be secured.
As of 10 a.m., the Emergency Operations Center is reported the following four streets as blocked:
Last block of Peat Meadow
All New Haven Public Schools are open today. Betsy Ross School is still without power, and students are being bused to alternate locations.
Parks friends groups and the Urban Resources Initiative are coordinating three community clean-ups tomorrow at Edgewood Park, East Rock Park and Dover Beach. The clean-ups will all begin at 10 a.m. Gloves and bags will be available for volunteers.
The City will have emergency meals available to families in need of assistance due to Storm Sandy-related damages and power outages. Seven distribution sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The maximum number of meals available per household is four, unless additional need is demonstrated. The distribution sites were selected based on the proximity to homes without power. The seven sites are as follows:
1. Newhallville – 596 Winchester Avenue Police Substation
2. Dwight – 150 Edgewood Avenue Police Substation
3. Hill – 410 Howard Avenue Police Substation
4. Fair Haven – Firehouse at 412 Lombard Street
5. East Shore – Firehouse at 510 Lighthouse Road
6. East Shore—Firehouse at 826 Woodward Avenue
7. Westville – Firehouse at 105 Fountain Street
The following firehouses are open as charging stations for those without power between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.:
East Grand Ave Station
Lighthouse Road Station
Woodward Ave Station
Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. My prayers go out to those in New Jersey and New York.
Contact Phone: 203-946-8221