Greater Danbury Towns Call For President to Declare Connecticut a Disaster Zone
Brookfield First Selectman Stephen Dunn and Danbury's Mayor, Mark Boughton are among those asking the country's highest office to declare the state a disaster area.
The Town and the State have declared Brookfield a disaster zone. However, to be eligible for FEMA funding, President Trump must also do the same for the state of Connecticut. The First Selectman is urging residents who have any damage to any structure on your property to send pictures and descriptions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the call to action from Brookfield, the city of Danbury is also looking to residents and businesses to submit claims and estimates of the damage to their property caused by the storms on May 15 in hopes that federal funding will be approved. Submit your estimates at https://www.danbury-ct.gov/storm/
Thanks to crews from around the region, Eversource, Brookfield Public Works and the National Guard have helped restore power to 80% of the town. If you have any questions about your power, call Eversource at 1-800-286-2000.
Charging stations are available with wi-fi at Town offices, the Senior Center, and Brookfield Library. Showers and charging stations are available at Greenknoll YMCA.
Brookfield Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, May 22 so town crews can work on road safety for school buses. The last day of school is now Friday, June 29 but the Superintendent, John Barile, has asked for a waiver from the CT State Department of Education. Graduation Day for the High School remains at Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Please make sure that generators are away from windows and doors and that your carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries are fresh. Check your chimney caps. Check everything that could cause an issue once power comes back.
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