Newtown has weathered the storm, and is not forgotten by our state and national leaders. This morning I received notice from Chris Lyddy that he was at Newtown's Emergency Operations Center with Governor Dannel Malloy and Congressman Chris Murphy. Chris's report is quoted below. He reports that 93% of Newtown is without power. Also, a few moments ago, Janet Robinson announced the closure of Newtown Schools for tomorrow.
"Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Christopher Murphy both visited the Emergency Operations Center this morning. Both have offered their support to our community. In particular, I am beyond impressed and grateful to Congressman Murphy for always remembering our community and working with our First Selectman Pat Llodra the last three storms. He is a good friend to Newtown, especially during these situations.
CL&P Crews, Town Crews and Contractor Crews are out assessing the damage today and clearing roads. Today will mostly be focused on assessing the damage; however, there there are NO projections for restoration at this time. It appears, based on an initial survey of the damage, that there are major circuits and transmission lines down with less wire problems than the past few storms.
CL&P has dedicated line and tree crews in Newtown as well as crews dedicated to Emergency 9-1-1 calls. Currently, outside CL&P crews are being briefed to be deployed.
There is significant personal property damage around town, and therefore people should use caution when surveying the damage to their homes.
The shelter is open at the high school and showers are now available."
Please stay safe, and join me in some power-free activities... walking outside and reading!