Officials to meet with residents; 'Make Safe' could last 3 days

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman talks about Hurricane Sandy at a press conference Wednesday with state Sen. John McKinney, Police Chief Gary MacNamara, First Selectman Michael Tetreau and Fire Chief Richard Felner. Town officials will meet with residents Thursday at 11 a.m. (John Kovach Photo)

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman talks about Hurricane Sandy at a press conference Wednesday with state Sen. John McKinney, Police Chief Gary MacNamara, First Selectman Michael Tetreau and Fire Chief Richard Felner. Town officials will meet with residents Thursday at 11 a.m. (John Kovach Photo)

Town officials will meet with residents and answer questions at Bronson Road and Old Academy Thursday at 11 a.m.

Fairfield will remain in a “Make Safe” mode for at least the next three days, according to an emergency update at 6 p.m. Wednesday. “Make Safe” is the period in which the focus is on clearing roads of downed trees and wires. United Illuminating reports 65% of Fairfield residents are still without power as of Wednesday evening.

Some services are being made available to residents in need:

CHARGING

Charging stations for electronic devices have been opened at Police HQ, Fire HQ, FD Station 2 at 600 Jennings Road, Command Posts at ShopRite on Black Rock Turnpike and IGA on Stratfield Road.

SHOWERS

Fairfield University RecPlex and Planet Fitness at 111 Black Rock Turnpike have made their showers available to residents impacted by the storm.

FOOD/FUEL/INTERNET ACCESS

Various commercial establishments along the Post Road and Black

Rock Turnpike including all major grocery stores (Shoprite, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods).

OXYGEN

Power for machines available at Ludlowe HS Shelter; others may be transported to hospitals.

TOWN FACILITIES

The Town Hall and Library are opening Thursday at 8 a.m.

The Board of Education, the Green Cycle and Transfer Stations remain closed until further notice.

The Post Road and parts of Black Rock Tpke. commercial district now have sporadic power and some businesses are open.

For information on food, ice, water and charging stations, please check the town and police websites and facebook or contact Fairfield’s Call Center at 203 254-4899.

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