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Hurricane Sandy: Fairfield Info Center [UPDATE]

Check here for a list of grocery stores open in the area.

 

Update, 12:50 p.m., Oct. 30

The following grocery stores are open today:

  • Stop & Shop Market - 800 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, dry goods only
  • Stop & Shop Market - 2145 Fairfield Avenue (Bridgeport), dry goods only
  • Stop & Shop Market - 4531 Main Street, Bpt,  Full Service
  • Stop & Shop Market - 1790 Post Road, Westport, Dry Goods Only
  • Stop & Shop Market - 100 Quality St, Trumbull, Dry Goods Only
  • Stop & Shop Market - 5 River Road, Wilton, Full Service
  • Shoprite - 250 Barnum Ave Cutoff, Stratfield,  Full Service
  • Target - Trumbull Shopping Mall, Full Service

Original Post

As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Fairfield stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Fairfield Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

As you send us messages through social media, email (caitlin.mazzola) and text message (203-446-7090), we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.

The affects of Irene are hard for us to forget and at times, water and batteries were scarce about town. You can share info about where to find these items and who has gotten the latest delivery by commenting here.

Fairfield Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe Fairfield!

Helpful stories and links and tips:

Fairfield Evacuations Upgraded to Level 4 Event [UPDATED]  (This article will act as the hub for all breaking news and Fairfield-specific Hurricane Sandy updates)

Hurricane Sandy CT Live Blog

Tracking Sandy's Approach [UPDATED]

Fairfield Police News Release Page

Town of Fairfield Hurricane Sandy Updates

Shelter:

Fairfield Ludlowe High School (pet-friendly)

United Illuminating

Outage Map

Twitter

Facebook

To report an outage, call:1-800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584) and give location and specifics.

Department of Emergency Management

The Fairfield Police Department will be the center for emergency management. Residents with questions and non-life threatening emergencies should call the Town Emergency Information Line at 203-254-4899.

"Like" the town's Facebook page and the Fairfield Police Department Facebook page for updates.

Parking Information

Parking restrictions have been lifted at Tomlinson Middle School, Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, street parking north of I-95, and in railroad/commuter lots, should you need to move your car.

Halloween

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will make a decision Wednesday morning regarding the town's annual Trick-or-Treat on Safety Street, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

During a press conference Sunday, First Selectman Michael Tetreau was asked about "postponing" Halloween/trick-or-treating across town to the weekend. A decision regarding Halloween will not be made until after the storm has passed and damage is assessed.

Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 04:33 PM
@Allie & Rosemary -- police are releasing regular updates on streets that are flooding, closed due to downed trees, etc. So far nothing has been said specifically about Benson Place, though, nor Town Hall area yet. I drove by town hall around 10:30 and it was dry at that point.
HHP October 29, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Benson Place was dry at 11:30, which was pretty close to high tide.
lionelrichie October 29, 2012 at 05:15 PM
TBL of CT - Take two valium, call the doctor in the morning.
a. taylor October 29, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Power is out on Mill Plain road in the Riverfield school section. This is ridiculous.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 06:21 PM
From Jill Kovacs on Facebook -- power is out on Fairfield Woods Road at Dogwood Condos.
tonypct October 29, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Just lost power up here in the northern part of town, but it came back after about 15 minutes. But I think the next time it goes out, it'll be for a long time. :-(
steve gardella October 29, 2012 at 07:18 PM
writing from Florida: tell me of residential conditions from the Post Rd, toward the sound on and along Beach Rd., evac area?, homes damage/or expected, electrical power situation, tree fells, anything of update, maybe for reassurance. Many thanks!
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 07:27 PM
@ Steve -- here's the link to a page that is being continuously updated throughout the storm: http://fairfield.patch.com/articles/fairfield-responders-prepare-for-hurricane-sandy During high tide (noonish today), Fairfield Beach Road & Harbor Road were pretty heavily flooded. Power has been going off and for some residents has gone back on within 20 minutes or so (UI reports less than 2 percent of Fairfield customers were out as of 3:15 p.m.), and there have been multiple reports of trees down. No major injuries have been reported.
M. Driscoll October 29, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Power out on North Benson. Wire down between Thorn Hill and Shady Hill. Road blocked off.
Frank Hudson October 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Dose anyone know how things are on fairfield beach road. The high tide tonight has me real worried. My home is down on fairfield beach road and can't get down there yet to check on it.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Fairfield Beach Road is closed right now. Awaiting updates from police.
TBL of CT October 29, 2012 at 09:11 PM
thank you for the advice lionelrichie.... most helpful during this time
Ann Micklos October 30, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Water is up to Fern St.
Linda n October 30, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Does anyone know how high water is in the beach area....ln
c October 30, 2012 at 04:06 AM
who cares?
c October 30, 2012 at 04:07 AM
water is up to mallard street
Linda n October 30, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Are you in your house and how deep is the water. I have not. Heard any emergency vehicles in the area
DLA October 30, 2012 at 06:35 AM
655 Fairfield beach rd has neighbors tree down across driveway...tree hit other neighbors house.power out after tree fell. Street flooded.
TBL of CT October 30, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Thank you to all CERT, 1 ST responders, PD, FD, EMT, DPW, UI, CLP, & Town for keeping us safe. We must heed the warnings provided so as not to endanger the lives of those serving and protecting us. As you do your daily tasks remember this and remember the fallen firefighter from Easton who passed yesterday on the truck trying to serve our neighbors in Easton. RIP. Sincere thoughts and sympathies.
Mv October 30, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Does anyone know if flood reached corner of reef and old post road?
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I know it reached at least up to Howard Street/Reef Road. Tetreau said today that they did not have to evacuate the IT systems from Sullivan Independence Hall/Old Town Hall -- though at one point they thought they would have to.
Mv October 30, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Thanks. I want to go home now.....live near reef and old post road....
donna carlucci October 30, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Anyone have info on power situation? I thought it was a decision to turn power of for safety reasons and would be turned back on after high tide recedes this afternoon..it is Almosy 4 pm and no power..any one have info?? Thanks in advance!
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Donna -- I just came from a meeting with the Emergency Operation Center (I'll have a full update in the next 20 minutes posted) -- UI's main priority is to make downed wires safe. If they can restore power while making wires safe they will, if not, it waits until tomorrow. So far they've been able to restore some customers today. First Selectman Tetreau said it will likely take at least a week to restore the entire town. I am not sure if you are in the area where the Ash Creek substation is (Bridgeport line) -- those customers may come back sooner than later, UI has to check all the vaults that may have been damaged by flood water before re-energizing the station.
SBS October 31, 2012 at 04:26 AM
How are the houses behind the beach club on fairfield beach road?
Barry October 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM
If you haven't seen the new clip yet from ABC news reagrding FFD and Jennings Beach, etc - here is the link: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/videoid=8867060&pid=null&syndicate=syndicate&section=
Rick Radde November 01, 2012 at 05:02 AM
I love CT..my daughter goes to Fairfield..we live in CA..I hope you're all okay...best of luck everyone!
Hilary November 01, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Hi! Does anyone know of any charities in Fairfield that are taking donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief?
TBL of CT November 02, 2012 at 12:08 PM
While not IN Fairfield, WPLR & CH 3 are teaming up together with the RED CROSS to collect donations for Fairfield and other beach area towns from 6AM- 7PM, Friday Nov. 9th, at the Merritt Pkwy (RTE 15) North Haven Rest Area. All funds to stay in CT!!!!
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