UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Hazards remain despite Sandy's departure

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hazards remain despite Sandy's departure

"The storm has passed, the hazards remain," Police Chief Gary MacNamara said Tuesday morning in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's savage overnight visit to town.
Evidence of damage -- though not as dire as widely predicted -- was still serious and widespread:
At 7 a.m. Tuesday, nearly 98 percent of the town had lost electric service.
Five homes on Fairfield Beach Road were left uninhabitable by the storm surge, according to town officials. In-person assessments could reveal wider devastation, they said Tuesday.
Fairfield public school are closed at least through Wednesday.
Fairfield Public Schools are closed through Wednesday. Supt. of Schools David Title said a decision on whether schools need to remain closed longer will be made on Wednesday.
The emergency shelter at Fairfield Ludlowe High School remains open indefinitely, still housing more than 200 people.
Town Hall offices are open only for essential employees. First Selectman Michael Tetreau said when it will reopen to the public is not yet known.
Signs of Sandy's wrath were visible around town with dozens and dozens of uprooted trees, many of them on utility wires, some homes possibly about ready to fall in Pine Creek, and people driving and walking all over town to look at the damage. READ MORE:

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