Note: Naugatuck Mayor Bob Mezzo put out the following CodeRed Emergency Notification Alert to residents at 11:55 a.m. Monday. Sign up for CodeRed alerts here.
Naugatuck’s emergency operations center is open and fully staffed at the Naugatuck Police Station. We will continue to monitor Storm Sandy and assess any damage sustained. The brunt of the storm is expected to impact Naugatuck this afternoon (10/29/2012) and continue through Tuesday (10/30/2012) morning. Strong wind is expected to cause widespread power outages.
Please call 911 with any emergencies. Non-emergency, storm-related calls may be directed to the Naugatuck Fire Department at 203-720-7082. Power outages may be reported directly to Connecticut Light and Power at 1-800-286-2000.
Residents are urged to stay inside during the height of the storm and refrain from driving if at all possible. Governor Malloy has instituted a travel ban on state roads for all non-emergency responders, beginning at 1:00 PM today (10/29/2012).
Any decisions regarding the opening of emergency shelters will be made after assessing which schools have power and can accommodate overnight stays.
We will make a daily Code Red phone call before 11:00 AM to inform residents of new developments and updates. Emergency management personnel will post memorandums with pertinent information at all of Naugatuck’s schools for public viewing.
As stated yesterday, Naugatuck Schools are closed today (10/29/2012) and Tuesday (10/30/2012). There is no trash and recycling collection today (10/29/2012). A decision regarding the status of collection for the rest of the week and any advisories about Halloween trick or treating on Wednesday will be made after assessing the impact of the storm.