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City of Milford Update on Hurricane Sandy

The following is a press release from the Office of the Mayor in Milford, Ben Blake

 

Today marks one week following the devastating impact of Superstorm Sandy experienced by Milford residents and millions along the Eastern Seaboard.

The City continues its diligent efforts to provide assistance, aid and information to those impacted by Sandy in an effort to return its residents to a sense of normalcy.

In the spirit of these efforts, the City is pleased to announce that FEMA is opening an Emergency Recovery Center for residents in need of assistance at the Parsons Complex Gymnasium this afternoon, Monday, November 5th through Sunday, November 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In addition, the City will hold a second Relief and Recovery Fair for those residents in need of assistance on Saturday, November 10th between 10:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Parsons Complex Gymnasium, 70 West River Street.

This forum will provide residents a convenient centralized location to access information on services/programs that are available to them through the City and State, as well as services provided by relief organizations.

Representatives from City and State departments and agencies will be present to answer questions and provide guidance on how to help residents recover.

Restoring power remains a priority and the City continues to push United Illuminating to return power to all of Milford. As of November 5, 2012, UIreported that approximately 5.3% or 1,408 residents remain without power in Milford as of 2:00 p.m. today.

United Illuminating has requested that individuals who remain without power in a neighborhood where power has otherwise been restored call (800) 722-5584 to be sure they are properly on its “to-do” list.

The City continues to pick up storm debris. Debris should be separated and placed at the curb. Pick up will be on a continuing basis, as necessary. Storm debris should NOT be brought to the transfer station. Leaves should be bagged in paper bags. Leaves should not be raked into piles on the street. City trash and recycling will be picked up on your regular collection day.

Voting will take place on Tuesday, November 6th, at all regular polling places. Any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 203-783-3240.

The deadline to file 2012 personal property declarations has been extended to November 15th. Any questions concerning the personal property declarations, please contact the Milford Assessor’s Office at 203-783-3215.

Tarps, bottled water and Meals Ready to Eat remain available at Fire Station 6, 204 Melba Street, Fire Station 8, 349 Naugatuck Avenue, and the Parsons Complex Gymnasium, 70 West River Street.

For those seeking to make donations, the United Way of Milford, Inc., 20 Evergreen Avenue, is accepting monetary donations, the Milford Food Bank located at the Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, is accepting food and monetary donations and Kingdom Life Community Resource Center, 600 Naugatuck Avenue, is accepting donations of food, clothing and household items.

If necessary, Kingdom Life will pick up your donations. Please call Terry at (203)878-7729 extension 13.

Me November 05, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Here what is missing. It is in excusable what the city did to their residents today on East Broadway. UI tagged electrical meters to be replaced last Friday, don't know why it took that long to tag meters in an area known to be under water. Today UI swapped out the meters giving hope that power was to be restored. Only to hand a homeowner a letter from City that power will NOT be restored to your residence until a licensed electrician pulls a permit to state they have inspected the residency and it is safe to restore power. It is absolutely deplorable this position by the City was not publically made known earlier than today. People have been living out if suitcase for over a week and you screw the resident this way? While intent to have the inspection done is necessary, the piss poor manner in which it was held to inexcusable. Especially with a Nor' Easter on the way, people have to find an electrician who is available, and that Election Day is here, who knows if Town Hall is open. Can we screw these residents anymore? My parents went to the information session at Parsons, and this procedure was not mentioned. UI should have tagged meters in a known flooded area earlier so residents didn't have to wait 3 days for the meters to arrive. The City should have made a carte' Blanche announcement that if UI tags your meter, you need to have an electrician pull a permit with the procedure they sent out today.
Me November 05, 2012 at 11:05 PM
700 homes in this area by the way.
Coastal_CT November 05, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I would like to commend the police officers who have been doing an excellent job patrolling the streets down near the water in the Woodmont on the Sound area. Through their diligent efforts, most of the homes that individuals have been forced to abandon have remained safe from looters (although I wish they would do more to discourage people from taking things left out in the debris piles in front of these homes- it doesn't seem fair for someone to profit off of someone else's tragedy). Also, thanks are owed to the fire trucks that have been moving through this area distributing tarps and disaster recovery kits from FEMA. Well done to the City on their quick and compassionate response to this disaster!

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