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East Hampton Opens EOC: Information and Updates on Hurricane Irene

There are hundreds in town right now without power.

 

  • The town has partially opened its emergency operations center, located in the Barton Hill Firehouse and is staffing it with local police and fire personnel as well as officials from CL&P. The EOC is expected to go into full operation, with 24-hour coverage, later today.
  • All town offices closed at noon and all night meetings and programs are canceled.
  • CL&P has at least one work crew stationed here ready to start working on power restoration when Hurricane Sandy abates, according to Town Manager Mike Maniscalco.
  • Maniscalco said he has declared a state of emergency for East Hampton, a declaration that will allow it to secure state funding for restoration efforts.
  • The town has not yet opened its emergency shelter at the town high school and is waiting to see what the storm brings later today and tonight before making a decision, he said. for now, residents who need to go to a shelter can use one that the American Red Cross has established at Bacon Academy in Colchester, he said.
  • Hurricane Sandy is expected to intensify as the day goes on and residents were urged to take all necessary precautions prior to noon today.
  • Officials are reminding residents that if they have a power outage they should call CL&P, at 860-947-2000, to report it. If you have an emergency, such as downed wires, call 911. For other non-emergencies that require attention during the storm call 860-267-9922.

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