State Representative Tony Hwang met with senior executives from United Illuminating to discuss the priorities the company takes in restoring power to local communities after the devastation of Hurricane Irene.
Just before 5pm Monday firefighters quickly responded The Black Rock Oyster Bar on Black Rock Turnpike for a report of a fire in the basement of the restaurant and that the fire was near a propane tank. Firefighters quickly doused the blaze and vented the basement with fans. Black Rock Turnpike at Commerce and Chambers was closed for a short time but has since reopened. The fire is under investigation. It did not extend into the dining area of the restaurant and it expected to reopen shortly.
[caption id="attachment_3857" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Yacht Club Raised Off It's Foundation During The Storm"][/caption] Bridgeport--Black Rock Yacht Club at 80 Grovers Road received some serious damage from Irene early Sunday morning. Firefighters discovered that the build was lifted off its foundation. We are told the dance floor inside is raised up at least one foot. The pool area also received significant damage. The bar was unscathed. [caption id="attachment_3858" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Significant Structural Damage Received"][/caption]
Edgar Rodriguez was nice enough to send us some photos taken throughout the city of Bridgeport: [caption id="attachment_3853" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Flooding on Main Street"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3846" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Tree Crashes Into This Black Rock Home"][/caption]
Timeline of events for the Town of Fairfield 00-05:30 12 Alarm responses 05:15 2 transformers blew 05:40 N. Benson & Mill Plain @ Post Rd. closed due to flooded RR viaducts 05:45 2,300 people w/o power 06:15 Roger Ludlow Shelter is currently housing, 70 people & 30 dogs Police headquarters lost power 2 times, activating the backup generator 16 Street closures due to trees/ wires down: Elm St Dorking Dr. South Pine Creek Pine Creek Court 643 Reef Rd Cummings Ave N/B Beach Rd Judson St E/B Post Rd Shoreham Village Sasco Hill Rd Old Field Barlow Rd North Benson S/B Black Rock Tpk Poe Ct. Figlar Rd Jennings Rd 180 Oakwood Dr Woodcrest 2083 Easton…
BRIDGEPORT, CT (August 27, 2011) –Following a briefing with City Officials at the Emergency Operations Center on Saturday and upon conferring with State officials, Mayor Bill Finch announced a Mandatory Evacuation for all residents living in low-lying areas as the path as of 4 p.m. EST. “It is of the utmost importance that everyone living in the low-lying areas evacuate to higher ground immediately,” said Mayor Finch. At 9 a.m. Saturday morning, the City utilized Reverse 911 to inform residents of an officially recommended evacuation. At 12 p.m. members of Bridgeport Police and Fire Departments and other City staff went door-to-door in neighborhoods of concerns urging residents to evacuate. Additionally, Bridgeport Housing Authority, starting Friday, knocked on the doors of…
State Representative Tony Hwang and Lt James Perez, Fairfield Police Dept, visited Hemlock Hardware in anticipation of Hurricane Irene and sharing prevention strategies and CT State Government Resources. Here are many timely tips you probably never thought of!