Sandy Ravages Broadway/Silver Sands [PHOTOS]

These photos are devastating, showing the effect of Hurricane Sandy on Milford homes along East Broadway and Silver Sands.


How are you dealing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy?

Michael Nelson October 31, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I am hopeful that people will trim their trees. A lot of houses in the area were built post WWII, and the trees that were planted with them are now 50-60 years old. Homeowners who do not want to spend a few hundred dollars trimming trees should be help accountable when limbs take down lines. If you hit and destroy a telephone pole with a car in an accident, isn't the driver responsible for replacing it? Why are homeowners not responsible for taking care of their own trees then? If the tree can reach the power lines (or your house?!?) then remove the tree and save yourself the grief of having to fix your house when that tree falls on it. Seems logical to me.
Michael Nelson October 31, 2012 at 04:35 PM
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 31, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Two years ago when the Republicans were in the majority, it was the Democratic minority on the BOA who did everything in their power to prevent the city from waiving the fees required to our citizens to rebuild their homes. Well it is a new day and the storm of the century has hit Connecticut causing new and extensive damage to the Milford community. Now the shoe is on the other foot and it is the Mayor and the majority on the BOA who are Democrats. I wonder if they plan to reject aid to our residents once again because the only party receiving that aid will be the insurance companies. MAYOR BLAKE, I SINCERELY HOPE YOU AND YOUR ALDERMEN HAVE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART and will allow the victims of these two storms to get fee relief once again, and if not I hope you have a better excuse for denying them relief.
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 31, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Michael, this is why homeowners carry insurance. But utility companies bare the cost of trimming trees when their lines run through tree limbs. In other cases many trees are owned by our city government who must do the trimming. During our last hurricane a city tree fell on my daughter's car after the city had pruned half of that tree only months earlier. She collected.
Ken Lisk November 01, 2012 at 12:44 AM
http://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/customercare/!ut/p/c5/vY7LkqIwFIafxQfQnIRoYBlapNMKDhcVsrGwRSReoJub8vTN1GxmFjOrrjl__au_6vsOkmjIPWnzLKnz4p5cUYTkbL9aC9t5YYKLrTcFQQXx1v4LBh2jHYqA7gP1LEV_6X0FHXYOonPY0LkF7uemc5XpBGqDw03VhyoAd-UL50Ie4Bh4u_AsLpbRVBajgSX_tAUzOtgszkLhgo3Jrx3-chyQ-1rcUhQjyX6jrI35QAk94ekMg6uh8Bt__qdrAf_RRb7V9YZkfrhNuvfbBCZTSjWdUCBACKHaDO228cOcZ-I8t3Ztlz9nx7VKLr1qrGURFAGv4_RArOaHrZ2qdvxuNMd784GVk1HzrNQh1celMI3pI-Z29clDTo9RueFtsLhuVW14DSNZnSl4fISV1EAuSzvVk_3J1_duzQotPZ0jL3576kuZM3-3OFdp3q_M8ZX5Ih6h8taWrx3Wf6bjo9EX-llSkg!!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/ If the above link doesn't work, go to the UI website and check out the FAQ on tree trimming. In big red letters, "Important: It is vital that you DO NOT attempt to trim the tree yourself. Serious injury or death could result."


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