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CODE RED: Wind Makes Falling Limbs a Hazard, 27% Still Without Power

CL&P reports that there are 13 power line crews and 13 tree crews working in the town of Monroe today.

The following is text from today's Code Red emergency notification:

oday is Friday November 4. This is a Code Red Emergency Notification message from the Monroe Police Department and Monroe Emergency Management.

The Town of Monroe is still in a State of Emergency, with wires down and trees limbs broken and potentially dangerous. Today’s high winds may cause more outages, and limbs and branches may become airborne. Many of the town roads have brush alongside the lanes, or hanging limbs. Please be extra cautious if you need to venture outside your homes.

Warming is available at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, located next to the Town Hall, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today through Monday, Nov. 7. Sheltering is available at the Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Rd today through Monday, Nov. 7, at which time the need for it will be re-evaluated. We strongly encourage you to seek shelter with family or friends who have power.

If you haven’t already signed up your cell phone on Code Red, you can do so by going online to the Monroe Police Department website and click on the Code Red icon. Internet service is available at the Monroe Library.

CL&P reports that there are 13 power line crews and 13 tree crews working in the Town of Monroe today. The projected 99% restoration has been moved back to Sunday night at midnight. Currently, 27% of the town remains without power.

Since the cessation of the storm, there have been 4 residential burglaries on the east side of town. Please remember to lock your doors, and report any suspicious activities or persons in the area.

We anticipate schools will be open normally on Monday, and will announce if there is a change. SATs will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Masuk High school, as scheduled.

Showers are available at Lakewood Trumbull YMCA 20 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull. 5:15 am -9 pm through the weekend, and at Masuk High School, from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. through the weekend.

Non-potable water will be available at the Monroe Police Department and Stevenson Fire Station #2 on RT 111. Local grocery stores will have drinking water available for sale.

To report outages, call the CL&P notification line at 800 286-2000. If there are lines down across a road, or visibly sparking, contact the Monroe Police department at 203 261-3622. Do not approach any downed wire, as it may be live.

Updates will be available through WMNR FM Radio 88.1

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

S. Wright November 04, 2011 at 10:27 PM
FYI Monroe residents, who knows when we will get power, and those of us with service ripped off our houses, you may be waiting even after power is restored to get an electrician to your house who won't charge you an exorbitant fee, however, in the meantime, you can go to the Senior Center for: a hot prepared meal in their kitchen, shelter, WIFI, charge your phones, IPODS, etc, BOTTLED WATER, and yes, FEMA meals. I broke down and had one today for my main meal--wasn't so bad, folks, and yes, those on well, go on over and get your water. Why the heck the town and the PATCH hasn't reported this being available, is beyond me. There is a flyer up in the library now--that took some doing.
Christine E. November 04, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Oddly enough cl&p actually put our lines back on our housr and left a note on our door. Very confused
Jennifer Aguilar November 05, 2011 at 01:38 AM
we too are one of the last it seems to get our power on. One small switch is all it took last time, this time, not so sure because there are still wires hanging across our roads. Do feel very neglected at this time. We have see 3!!! tree trucks and still there are tree everywhere. The first day (WED) the tree guy said a line person would be here later Wed or Thurs. Now going on night 7! Still not a lineperson to be found. I am convinced there is only one working in this town! I heard that all the help from Bridgeport (who we have such a "good working relationship with") went to Bethel. Good thing we put that bus route in to help us all out there! Signed, STILL SITTING IN THE DARK
Alex November 05, 2011 at 05:45 AM
Not arguing there are other areas as bad QWERTY, but how big is your neighborhood? Pastor walk is well over 100 houses so it's not that small, but in Irene we only had 1 wire down up the street and it still took the week. Either way, those neighborhoods ignored in Irene seem to be the same ones this time around. I'd like to know who's responsible for deciding where the trucks go and when. Maybe they could clarify why this is the case and will it always be this way?
Jennifer Aguilar November 05, 2011 at 12:47 PM
"Bridgeport will begin to support Monroe by providing one wheel loader and two dump trucks with operators on Monday" From the first Selectman's listserve. My apologies for saying false info

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