Friday, November 2, 2012

Milford Power Restoration Estimates Released

From State Sen. Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford):

Latest info from UI for Milford:
The "forecasted estimated" restoration glide path for Milford - margin of error +/- 10%

Outages in Milford Remaining
Thurs - 8,996

Fri-4,191
Sat-2,905
Sun-1,921
Mon-1,434

Streets working on today 11/2
Walton, Jasmine, E.Broadway, Crestwood, Soundview,William,Hilltop, Morehouse,Roses Mill, Plains, Dewey and Welch's Point.

From Mayor Blake:

Leading Milford through one of the
worst storms in its history, Mayor Ben Blake turned up the pressure
on UI to get the job done - citing hundreds of Milford residents who
remain in the dark and the growing frustration with the rate of power
restoration in Milford. Blake has been focusing his every effort each
and every day to ensure Milford is re-energized immediately. In
addition to his regular sessions with Milford’s UI liaisons, he sat down
with the UI Director of Municipalities to demand quicker response. "I
know UI is making every effort it can to restore power to its customers
but it must do more," Blake said. "The time for planning is long behind
us. We need answers and we need results now" Blake said.

Blake impressed upon UI the need to step up its efforts in Milford
and place more resources in Milford to help shorten down time. As a
result, UI has now committed to reduce the current 34% user outage
rate to 16% by end of day, today, Friday November 2nd and then
to further reduce that to 5% by end of day on Sunday. In order to
accomplish this, UI agreed to increase the number of utility workers
on the ground in Milford and extend work shifts to sixteen hours.


Got a question or don't know what to do after Sandy? Milford will have relief and recovery fairs to answer your questions.
 Where: Parsons Complex Gymnasium
When: Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 Below is a FAQ for Milford residents from the city.

When can I expect to get my power back? United Illuminating expects to have power restored to 95% of Milford residents by midnight on Monday, November 5th. For further information contact United Illuminating at 1-800-722-5584 or UINET.Com
 * What are the contact phone numbers for other utilities? Southern Connecticut Gas Company – 866-268-2887 Cablevision – 203-336-2225 AT&T –800-280-3857 South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority –203-562-4020

 * Where can I go to get food and water, shower or charge my electronic devices? Meals Ready to Eat (MRE), bottled water, and tarps are available at Fire Station 6, 204 Melba Street and Fire Station 8, 349 Naugatuck Avenue. Hot lunches (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. daily) and bagged dinners (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily) are available at the Beth El Shelter, 90 New Haven Avenue. Continental breakfast, lunch and supper are available at the Milford Senior Center (weekdays). Showers are available at Planet Fitness, 179 Boston Post Road, Pilot Travel, 433 Old Gate Lane, and the Woodruff Family YMCA, 631 Orange Avenue. Charging stations are available during normal business hours at the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue and Milford Chamber of Commerce, 5 Broad Street.

 * Is the water safe to drink? Is the sewage system working? Yes

 * Where can I refrigerate my medicine or get power for my nebulizers and other medical devices? The Milford Health Department, 82 New Haven Avenue, will refrigerate medication and supply power for nebulizers and other medical devices. The Milford Health Department is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 * Will the City pick up my storm debris? The City will be picking up storm debris. Debris should be separated and placed at the curb. Pick up will be on a continuing basis, as necessary. Storm debris should NOT be brought to the transfer station.

 * When will my trash and recycling be picked up? The City will be picking up trash & recycling on your normal trash collection day.

 * Where can I temporarily shelter my dog or cat? For those affected by the storm, the Milford Animal Shelter will provide temporary shelter for your dog or cat until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6th. For more information call 203-783-3279.

 * Whom should I call if I require transportation to receive City services related to this storm? Milford Transit District – 203-874-4507 

* How do I contact FEMA? Individuals needing assistance can contact 1-800-621-FEMA (3352) or www.disasterassitance.gov http://www.fema.gov/pdf/assistance/process/help_after_disaster_english.pdf

 * How can I be determine if a Contractor is licensed? To check on the status of a contractor’s license contact the Department of Consumer Protection at 800-842-2649 or www.ct.gov/dcp Residents can also contact the Milford Chamber of Commerce at 203-878-0681.

 * Whom should I call if I think my contractor is price gouging? Attorney General’s Office -- (860) 808-5318 * Where can I make donations? United Way of Milford, Inc. – 203-874-6791 Kingdom Life Christian Church, Inc. – 203-878-7729 (Terry Fonseca)

 * How can I help or volunteer? People who are interested in helping and/or volunteering may contact the Milford Health Department (CERT) at 203-783-3285 or Bob Gregory at Milford Community Development at 203-783-3230. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION  As of now voting will take place on Tuesday, November 6th at all regular polling places. Any changes in polling location will be posted on the City’s website (www.ci.milford.ct.us) or you may contact the Registrar of Voters’ Office at 203-783-3240 for any updated information.

  Relief and Recovery Fair will be held on Saturday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parsons Complex Gymnasium. This open house will provide residents in need of recovery and relief services a centralized location to access information on services/programs that are available to them through city, state, and relief organizations.

  The deadline to file 2012 personal property declarations has been extended to November 15th. Any questions, please contact the Milford Assessor’s office at 203-783-3215.  Limited quantities of tarps are available at Fire Stations 6 (Melba Street) and 8 (Naugatuck Avenue).  Halloween has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 7th.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great update! Thank you Mr. Scinto for the helpful summary.

November 2, 2012 at 3:42 PM 

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