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Hurricane Sandy: East Haven Info Center

The latest information on East Haven's ongoing recovery effort following this week's historic storm.

The following is an overview of the latest updates from the East Haven Mayor's Office.

While the UI and the town continues to make progress with the opening of roads, restoration of power and the clean up from Hurricane Sandy, the Town will be providing residents with the following additional services during this difficult time

  • Through the efforts of the East Haven Fire Department, the East Haven Food Pantry at 39 Park Place, has been provided temporary power and lighting and will now be able to reopen to provide food distribution at the following times:  Thursday and Friday from 9 am until 11 am and Saturday from 11 am until 1 pm. Since the Food Pantry depends on donations, residents are encouraged to bring either non-perishable food items or monetary donations during these times. Volunteers are also needed, please contact Phyllis LaRoche at 203-469-1197
  • The Town will be reopening the Emergency Shelter at East Haven High School beginning today (Thursday) at 12 noon. Residents are reminded to bring hygiene items, blankets, pillows and towels. Shower facilities are available and light snacks will be served. The shelter will again accept pets, which must be in a carrier. The facility will be operated by the East Haven Fire Department and will also have representatives from the Red Cross
  • Residents are able to bring phones and/or electronic equipment for charging to the Hagaman Memorial Library, Town Hall or any Fire Station. Non-potable water is also available at each Fire Station
  • The Mayor is permitting residents to use The East Haven Landfill  WITHOUT the need for permits, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am until 3 pm; The Landfill will be closed on Sunday
  • The Town Clerk’s office will be open for until 8 pm

Other reminders:

  • School will be closed again on Thursday, as two of the schools (Deer Run and Ferrara) have yet to have power restored
  • EH Fire Department reminds residents to be careful using candles and generators. Complete safety information and other storm related information is available on the Fire Department website: www.easthavenfire.com
Michelle Petroccio November 01, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Hi Julie, if residents are able to donate non-perishables to the food pantry, and cannot make it there during the open hours, is there an alternate collection place/times available? Will the pantry also accept donations of paper goods, and disposable untensils?
Giancarlo "Luigi" Jones November 01, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Too bad the landfill can't a stay open past 3pm seein as hows folks got to work these days. 6pm would be nice so's folks could git their leaf bags and such out to the dump. Not a likely ta happen as that fellow at a the landfill gits ta itchin and a starts a headin down a coe ave on da backhoe 'bout 2:30 each Friday and Saturday.
FCF November 01, 2012 at 08:24 PM
11/1 4:15PM Updates: SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, ANTHONY SERIO HAS CONFIRMED THAT DUE TO THE CONTINUED LACK OF POWER AT TWO LOCATIONS, ALL EAST HAVEN SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND.
FCF November 01, 2012 at 08:25 PM
11/1 4:15PM Updates: THE EMERGENCY SHELTER AT EAST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH THE WEEKEND OR UNTIL THE MAJORITY OF THE TOWN RETURNS TO POWER.
FCF November 01, 2012 at 08:25 PM
East Haven Town Hall and the Hagaman Library will be accepting donations of checks, only if made out to East Haven Food Pantry, and non-perishable food items. We hope these new locations will make it more convenient for people with work and busy schedules to make donations to help their community. Thank you in advance for your support during this crisis.

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