The following is text from today's Code Red emergency notification:
oday is Friday November 4. This is a Code Red Emergency Notification message from the Monroe Police Department and Monroe Emergency Management.
The Town of Monroe is still in a State of Emergency, with wires down and trees limbs broken and potentially dangerous. Today’s high winds may cause more outages, and limbs and branches may become airborne. Many of the town roads have brush alongside the lanes, or hanging limbs. Please be extra cautious if you need to venture outside your homes.
Warming is available at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, located next to the Town Hall, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today through Monday, Nov. 7. Sheltering is available at the Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutlers Farm Rd today through Monday, Nov. 7, at which time the need for it will be re-evaluated. We strongly encourage you to seek shelter with family or friends who have power.
If you haven’t already signed up your cell phone on Code Red, you can do so by going online to the Monroe Police Department website and click on the Code Red icon. Internet service is available at the Monroe Library.
CL&P reports that there are 13 power line crews and 13 tree crews working in the Town of Monroe today. The projected 99% restoration has been moved back to Sunday night at midnight. Currently, 27% of the town remains without power.
Since the cessation of the storm, there have been 4 residential burglaries on the east side of town. Please remember to lock your doors, and report any suspicious activities or persons in the area.
We anticipate schools will be open normally on Monday, and will announce if there is a change. SATs will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Masuk High school, as scheduled.
Showers are available at Lakewood Trumbull YMCA 20 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull. 5:15 am -9 pm through the weekend, and at Masuk High School, from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. through the weekend.
Non-potable water will be available at the Monroe Police Department and Stevenson Fire Station #2 on RT 111. Local grocery stores will have drinking water available for sale.
To report outages, call the CL&P notification line at 800 286-2000. If there are lines down across a road, or visibly sparking, contact the Monroe Police department at 203 261-3622. Do not approach any downed wire, as it may be live.
Updates will be available through WMNR FM Radio 88.1
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.