UI made strong progress last evening on restoring power.Company had projected 20-25K cust would be restored. Actually restored more than 33K— United Illuminating (@UnitedIllum) November 2, 2012
Distribution Set for Friday, Nov. 2, 12 Noon to 5 p.m.
WHAT: This Friday (Nov. 2) the City of Bridgeport will distribute emergency meals ready to eat to families in need of assistance due to Storm Sandy-related damages and power outages.
Residents who have been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit the City can pick up meals ready to eat on Friday, Nov. 2 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Kennedy Stadium located behind Central High School. Depending on demand, distribution may be extended to Saturday at a time to be determined.
Residents are asked to use the Lincoln Boulevard entrance and follow signs to the back of the stadium. Residents should be prepared with the number of residents in their household, name, address and a telephone contact. Residents who do not have transportation can call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center at 203.579.3829 to coordinate a Meals Ready to Eat delivery.
The Emergency Operations Center remains open. Residents should continue to call the Emergency Operations Center at 203.579.3829 with any storm-related concerns or questions.
WHEN: 12 noon to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2
WHERE: Kennedy Stadium, behind Central High School, 1 Lincoln Blvd., Bridgeport CT
BRIDGEPORT, CT (November 1, 2012) – The following is an update on the City of Bridgeport’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy:
- Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano visited Bridgeport and cities throughout Connecticut to assess the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a Disaster Recovery Center in Bridgeport at Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Boulevard (residents should enter the State Street entrance of the college).
- The Disaster Recovery Center is open:
- Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- For more information on FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers go to http://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.
- Residents seeking federal assistance must register with FEMA. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or register online, http://disasterassistance.gov.
- According to United Illuminating, as of 6 p.m. there are 23,000 Bridgeport customers without electricity. On Thursday, UI announced that they “expect to have 95 percent of all customers restored with power before midnight, Monday, November 5.”
- Mayor Bill Finch advises residents and motorists to be mindful of crews working to clear the streets of debris and trees from wires.
- While the power remains out in several parts of the City, public safety remains the highest priority. Mayor Finch advises residents to use extreme caution while driving through intersections, as many of the traffic lights are not functioning. Many of the intersections have temporary stop signs.
- All Bridgeport Public Library locations are open. All locations may be used as charging stations. For more information, go to bportlibrary.org.
- Schools Update:All Bridgeport Public Schools will be open tomorrow morning, November 2, with the exception of the following who have yet to have power restored:
· CESAR BATALLA SCHOOL
· BRYANT SCHOOL
· HIGH HORIZONS SCHOOL
· MULTICULTURAL SCHOOL
· DISCOVERY SCHOOL
· HALLEN SCHOOL
· MADISON SCHOOL
· ROOSEVELT SCHOOL
· BLACKHAM SCHOOL
· CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
· CROSS SCHOOL
· READ SCHOOL
For more information go to http://bridgeportedu.net/docs/HomePage/2012-2013/BPSAlert_SchoolStatusForNov2.pdf
· The City’s Mass Care Shelter at Cesar Batalla School remains open.
- The City of Bridgeport’s Transfer Station is now open and will stay open two extra hours each day, until further notice.
- Updated Transfer Station hours:
- Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (until Nov. 10)
- Trash/recycling pickup remains on a delayed schedule. Crews will be on their regular Thursday pickup, on Friday morning.
- Governor Dannel Malloy signed an executive order to extend the deadline to make quarterly tax payments. The October installment due by November 1 has been extended to November 15, 2012.
In the event of power outages, Fire Chief Brian Rooney asks residents to practice caution:
- Be prepared with working flashlights, and an extra supply of batteries in your home
- Never touch downed power lines. It is safe to assume that all fallen lines are live electric wires. If you see a downed power line, report it immediately to the Emergency Operations Center at 203.579.3829, or call United Illuminating at 1-800.722.5584.
- Do not operate generators indoors
- Do not use gas stoves to provide heat
- Do not operate grills indoors
For storm-related incidents call the Emergency Operations Center at 203.579.3829
To report a power outage call 1-800-7-CALLUI.
For emergencies call 911