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HARTFORD MAYOR PEDRO SEGARRA ISSUES UPDATE ON RECOVERY RESPONSE FOR HURRICANE SANDY

(October 30, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement on the City of Hartford’s recovery response for Hurricane Sandy.

 

“The City of Hartford was not hit as hard as other cities and towns in Connecticut but our preparation greatly mitigated the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our residents and will facilitate a quick and efficient recovery,” said Mayor Segarra. “We had all emergency crews activated early and we aggressively communicated to our residents the status of the storm at all times. Hartford Public Schools and City Offices will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31. Families can move forward with their Halloween plans. Now we are in full recovery and response mode and we are doing everything possible to return to normalcy. Over half of the 3,500 residents who lost power have had it restored. The City of Hartford is extending Police and Fire Mutual Aid to other towns and cities in need of these particular recovery services.”

 

Below are updates for Hartford residents and a list of what the City has done to address damage.

  • The Emergency Operating Center will remain operational until 3pm at City Hall, on the Third Floor.
  • A total of 20 fire vehicles traversed all 17 neighborhoods of the City of Hartford to assess roadways, walkways, and general safety concerns. All identified hazards are currently being prioritized and will be mitigated by Hartford employees, third party contractors, and CL&P.
  • Police Department is fully staffed and standing by at all CL&P locations. Service continues without any disruption from the storm.
  • City Forestry crew was deployed, supported by over 60 staff from Streets, Parks and Sanitation to assist with forestry and debris removal activities.
  • Licenses and Inspections Division staff is on call and responding as requests come in. Reported damages have been minimal.
  • As of 1:00PM, 1,600 still have no power; down from a peak of 3,500 during the storm.
  • We had a total of 9 people use City shelters. The shelters are now closed.
  • Trash collection will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31, operating on a holiday schedule.
  • There are no reported deaths in Hartford due to the storm.
  • Governor Malloy has reopened the Highways.
  • All Hartford Public Schools and City Offices will be open tomorrow Wednesday, October 31.

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For Immediate Release: October 30, 2012

Contact: Maribel La Luz

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