I know many of my friends and neighbors will not see this due to power/internet outages. I have been touring the devestation this week with teams from Milford, FEMA as well as LT. Governor Wyman. It is just surreal the devestation that some endured. I think the thing that stands out most to me is in talking with those that have lost everything, besides being in shock, is that they are just digging in to dig out and have accepted the fact that they've lost everything and will re-build. Their attitude is commendable.
I know that being without power has taken a toll on us, please know that I am in contact with both the UI company and Cablvision several times a day. Milford is finally on full restoration mode so we should see some improvement in the restoration efforts. As of 3:00 pm today we were still at 45% outage. For those of you who have power and no cable service, I have been diligently working with Cablevision on that as well. I do not have a street by street restoration list yet but as soon as it's made available to me I will pass it along to you.
The Milford Senior Citizen Center is open as a warming station and the firehouse on Naugatuck Ave. has food and water available. There will be a Storm Sandy Fair held at the Parson's Complex Gym on Nov 3rd and 10th from 11-4 with Insurance and FEMA representatives available to answer questions.
Please remember to document everything, photograph anything that you must dispose of. If you have personal belongings and/or brush/trees you may place them curbside, the City will be removing them once all of the trees have been cleared.
I send out E Mail alerts from time to time please visit my website to be included on my list. http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Rose/contact.asp
I'm proud of my neighbors- you are such a resliant group. So many of you have come together to help each other in their time of need. I'm proud to be a Milfordite! God bless