Update: Town Hall phone and Internet was out for parts of Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the First Selectman's Office.
The following is a transcript of the Code Red notification sent to residents by the Monroe Police Department and Monroe Emergency Management this morning:
Approximately 17% of Monroe remains without power. There are currently 22 line crews and 8 tree crews from CL&P working to restore power.
The Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Rd, will be open as a shelter until Sunday, November 4 at 5 p.m. 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. 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 library is open through the weekend, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday as a warming station, and a place to recharge computers and phones. The Masuk Media Center is also open for charging and wi-fi, Saturday, 12:30 to 8 p.m.
Monroe School System 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.
Showers are available for the public at the following locations: Wolfe Park until 7:30 p.m. Saturday and from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, and at Masuk High School, Saturday until 8 p.m. Please use auxiliary gym entrance.
Free transfer station passes for disposal of spoiled food are available Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Library and Monday through Wednesday at the Town Hall.
Great Hollow Lake is closed for the foreseeable future, both to vehicles and pedestrians.
Be aware of any scams involving people offering to remove storm debris under the guise of reimbursement from FEMA. If you believe you are being victimized, contact the police department.
Please be aware of downed power lines, and stay away from them as they may be live. We also urge you to be cautious when working around your house to removing limbs and trees.
911 is for emergency calls only, but the main police department can be accessed at 203 261-3622.
Code red messages will go out as more information is available.