Darien Storm Recovery: Damage Assessments, Road Clearing Underway, Restoration to Begin After Life-threatening Emergencies, Blocked Roads are Addressed

On Tuesday, August 4, Tropical Storm Isaias impacted the Town of Darien and the State of Connecticut with downed trees and significant utility infrastructure damage. Southwestern CT experienced the greatest storm impact. 

Isaias is the 3rd most damaging storm in the State’s history with over 617,000 Eversource utility customers without power as of  9:00am.  Today, August 5, Governor Lamont has issued a Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency for the State of Connecticut. 

Damage assessments and road clearing efforts are well underway here in Darien.  Blocked roads and downed wires may slow recovery efforts.  Restoration will begin after life-threatening emergencies and blocked roadway priorities are addressed. Eversource, assisted by Darien First Responders and Public Works crews, are working around the clock to recover from the storm. 

For emergencies, contact 911.  For non-emergency questions or concerns, please contact the First Selectman’s Office at (203) 656-7338 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click HERE to report damage from a Town owned tree due to storm activity. Public Works will review service alerts in under 72 hours.

Darien residents may bring their storm debris to the Transfer Station beginning this Saturday, August 8th through next Saturday, August 15th.  No vehicles larger than a pickup will be allowed.  No dump trucks will be allowed. Trailers under 5 cubic yards will be allowed. If the vehicle is not displaying a Town of Darien Transfer Station Permit, the resident must show proof of residency.

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Provider Contacts:

Eversource: Power Outages: 800-286-2000 www.eversource.com/customercare/reportoutage Altice (Optimum): Residential Customer Service: 203-870-2583 Frontier (Formerly AT&T Uverse): for damaged poles, downed wires/cable: 844-834-4361 Aquarion: Daytime- 800-732-9678 / Emergency Answering service: 888-234-3128


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