UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Storm update from the Fairfield Police

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Storm update from the Fairfield Police

The town continues to make progress in restoring order and services to residents. U.I. reports 57% of the power has been restored, with 371 trees and wires down. Power has been restored to Kings Hwy East, parts of Southport east of River Street and the Black Rock Tpke traffic lights are now online. Building inspectors and U.I. continue to make significant progress in restoring power to Senior Housing complexes and Public Schools.

The beach area water receded although there are elevated pockets of water and passage by vehicles is still deemed unsafe. The initial damage assessment is 677 homes were affected by the hurricane. Residents going to the security check points with proof of residency will be allowed access to their homes.

Fairfield Beach Road west of Reef Rd. remains closed and accessed only by Emergency personnel and Town Officials. Residents in this area can view their property with the assistance of Nat’l Guard troops at specific times and places determined each day.

Police presence has been increased in all areas of town to deter any criminal activity.

The Fairfield Ludlowe High School Shelter is transitioning to a night time only mode between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am, as we continue making accommodations for those residents still in need.

We ask your patience as we restore services, we remain committed to our mission to make Fairfield safer, and will continue to update you through CodeRed messages this weekend.

Please contact our Hurricane Call Center at 203 254-4899 for information. The center will be staffed on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm and a recorded message after hours.

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