Darien Cancels Halloween As It Preps For Second Storm

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Darien has canceled its Halloween celebrations in anticipation of downed trees and wires from a second storm later this week. Photo Credit: Fred Converse

DARIEN, Conn. — Darien has canceled its Halloween celebrations, which had been postponed until Wednesday because of Hurricane Sandy, in anticipation of another storm. Officials were urging residents to make emergency preparations and to expect additional power outages later this week.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, 793 residents were without power, or 10 percent of the town. Full restoration is expected by 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

Connecticut Light & Power will keep all of its assets in town until Darien has full restoration and any impact from the coming storm is addressed, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said.

Outages were spread throughout town, but larger concentrations persist in the following areas:

  • Birch Road/Point of Woods/Watchtower roads
  • Brookside Road and side streets
  • Mansfield Avenue and side streets
  • Hollow Tree Ridge Road and side streets
  • Old Kings Highway/Locust Hill and side streets
  • Stony Brook Road
  • Old Farm Road
  • Nearwater Lane
  • Christy Hill

Neighborhoods are welcome to organize their own Halloween celebrations, Stevenson said, but she urged residents to use caution around tree debris and downed wires. The coming storm is expected to bring wind gusts of 40 to 70 mph and moderate coastal flooding.

FEMA representatives are in town to meet with homeowners who have sustained significant damage. If you need to file with FEMA, you can call 1-800-621-FEMA or visit www.disasterassistance.gov. Tree or flood damage that has made your home uninhabitable should be reported to the town Building Department at 203-656-7347.

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