Newtown First Selectman Declares State of Emergency

Important Storm Update for Town of Newtown

This morning First Selectman Rosenthal declared a state of emergency in Newtown.

Our Emergency Management Team is coordinating with Eversource to direct resources to areas in town that are completely cut off by downed trees and wires, which include but are not limited to: Route 34 / Chestnut Hill Road, Lakeview Terrace, Black Bridge Road / Walnut Tree Hill Road, Lower Pootatuck Park / Edgelake, Currituck Road / Tunnel Road.

Please note, the order of priority is to first clear all roads for emergency vehicles before power restoration efforts begin. The First Selectman is working in conjunction with our state delegation (Sen. Hwang and Rep. Bolinsky) to ensure that Eversource provides the necessary resources to our community.

The Emergency Management Team will reconvene this afternoon and additional updates will be forthcoming via email and/or the Code Red phone messaging system. We are sorry for those without power and we are working to rectify the situation as quickly as possible. Newtown’s First Selectman and the Emergency Management Office urge residents to be safe and stay informed.

Safety First

Do not use outside cooking equipment inside Keep generator exhaust away from a residence

Stay away from power lines

Residents can come to locations listed below to seek relief/assistance

Cell phone/electronic equipment charging The Municipal Center, located at Fairfield Hills is open today Wed 7 am to 8 pm, Thurs and Friday from 7 am to 5 pm

Newtown Senior Center at 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, Mon thru Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm

Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Tel (203) 426-4533 Hours: Mon thru Thurs – 9:30 am to 8 pm, Fri – 11 am to 5 pm; Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm; Sun 12 to 5 pm

Showers

Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 am to 10 pm. Enter at Main Entrance.

NYA Sports and Fitness, 4 Primrose Street, located at Fairfield Hills, 5:30 am to 8 pm, check in at front desk

Water

The Firehouses in your neighborhood. Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Park & Rec Garage (across from Reed School). Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Special Health Needs/Questions

Contact Donna Culbert, Newtown Health District, tel 203-270-4291 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We ask that you please check on any elderly or frail neighbors to be certain they are doing OK.

Important numbers and contact information

If there is a Life Safety Emergency – call 911 Power outage – call 800-286-2000 Code Red – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website here or call 203-270-4370 for assistance; Smart 911 – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website here

Check the news tab on the Town website: www.newtown-ct.gov You can register there too to receive news.

Connecticut’s free information and referral service: call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org First Selectman’s office Tel (203) 270-4201

Emergency Management/Fire Marshal Tel (203) 270-4370 Health District Tel (203) 270-4291