Posts tagged ‘Hurricane Irene’

November 3, 2011

Website Connects Storm Cleanup Services With Customers

A new website called Thumbtack.com is giving East Coast residents the ability to quickly name their price and connect with cleanup services after Hurricane Irene. Contractors can also list their information to link up with those needing your services. Anyone who needs tree and cut up work, can place their request

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September 8, 2011

Bristol Under Water Again

The Pequabuck River rose above its banks for the second time in a week today as several inches of torrential rain fell across the area early Tuesday. Click here for video and additional information including road closures in Bristol.

WFSB – Ch. 3 reports that several

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September 2, 2011

And Then There Was Light…

Utility Crews Go To Work on Kimberly Ct. Friday Evening

“Hallejulah!!!!!”

That was the sentiment echoed by the Hayes children as they returned from a walk around the block with their parents towards their home on Kimberly Court. The sight of white and yellow utility trucks was the best thing the family had seen all week. Jeanine Hayes beamed as her two boys and husband scampered towards the house, turning on light switches

Residents express frustration on Midwood Dr. Power was restored to the neighborhood on Thursday.

and turning on the faucets. “Bailing water from the bathtub has been an experience for 5 days” she said Friday evening. Moments later the drone of a generator shut down, revealing the peaceful chirping of birds and silence across the neighborhood. “Boy he must be happy,” one of the five electrical workers remarked as they worked on an underground utility box. A moment later,

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September 1, 2011

School Back to Normal Thursday;

Wolcott High School will have its first day of school Thursday.

As of midnight Thursday morning, only 195 customers of CL&P were still out of power in Wolcott. That’s half of the customers who were out from yesterday. Large strides were made in Waterbury where only 3% of their customers are still out of power. On Tuesday night, 1/4 of the city was still in the dark.

August 26, 2011

Wolcott Prepares For Storm; Sand bags Available

Wolcott’s Mayor and department heads met Thursday morning to review and place the finishing touches on their plan for Hurricane Irene. “We don’t really know what will happen – but we reviewed everything. The Code Red system will be utilized when we need it and will probably put out a message over the weekend. It could be as early as Saturday or sometime on Sunday.” The system will be used if a shelter will be opened. Wolcott has three facilities which can be used for emergency shelters and which ones will be opened will be communicated through the Code Red system. Tyrrell, Frisbie, and Wakelee schools are equiped for that task.

The Code Red system can be utilized by any cell phone or e-mail in town, but residents have to sign up for it. You can find this system here.

Sand bags are available for residents at

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