Update: First Selectman Steve Vavrek postponed trick or treating until Friday, Nov. 9.
The following is a Code Red Notification that went out to residents this morning with information and instructions as Monroe recovers from Hurricane Sandy:
emergency notification message from the Monroe Police Department and
Good morning, today is Wednesday October 31, 2012. This is a Code Red
Monroe Emergency Management.
Hurricane Sandy has left approximately 87% of the town without power. There are currently two line crews and one tree crew in town from CL&P, as well as several smaller patrol and repair vehicles, working to restore power. Be aware that power may be lost for short periods of times as workers shut down an area to repair lines.
The Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Rd, will be open as a shelter. It is open to
people of all ages. Please bring your own bedding. If you are bringing a pet, a
carrier and proof of rabies inoculation is required. If you are able plan alternate
sheltering, this would be helpful. Drinking water is available at the Senior Center, but you must bring your own container. Non-potable water is available from a hose in the back parking lot of the Library and at Stevenson Fire Station 2. You will need your own containers.
The Monroe School System will be closed for the remainder of the week. Officials will re-evaluate the situation over the weekend and advise for next week’s school schedule. Signs will be posted at each school and future updates will be given with Code Red, School Messenger, and signs.
As with any weather event, we caution all citizens to be aware of downed power
lines, and to stay away from them as they may be live. We also urge you to be
cautious when working around your house to remove limbs and trees. 911 is for
emergency calls only, but the main police department can be accessed at 203
Code red messages will go out as more information is available.