Fairfield 'Returning To Normal' After Storms

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A Fairfield Beach area resident cleans up his flooded house after Hurricane Sandy.
A Fairfield Beach area resident cleans up his flooded house after Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Greg Canuel

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield's storm recovery effort has turned the corner and the town will “slowly get back to our normal routine and operations,” First Selectman Michael Tetreau said in a message to residents Thursday.

The town moved into the last stages of recovery Thursday and was set to close its storm-related call center for good this evening.

The National Guard planned to remove all checkpoints in the beach area by the end of the day, allowing people besides residents and approved contractors into the area for the first time since the storm. The Fairfield Police will increase patrols of the area for security, but Tetreau advised residents “to take measures to secure their homes and property.”

Fairfield Police are investigating several reports of  stolen items that had been left outside to dry after the flood. Suspicious activity should be reported to the police at 203-254-4800.

Most electricity has been restored to the Fairfield Beach area, and Southern Connecticut Gas was working to restore gas lines in the area Thursday. They were also turning on connections to homes in the area, but only if the resident was present when crews made door-to-door checks. If you are not home, call SCG at 1-800-659-8299 to make arrangements.

The town will continue curbside brush and debris pickups until further notice. Fairfield’s Greencycle recycling center and trash transfer station will also be open every day, including weekends, to receive debris.

“We want to thank all our residents for their patience and understanding, especially for their cooperation during the evacuation and staying off the streets when requested during the storm,” Tetreau said in his last regular CodeRed storm message. “A big thank-you to our Emergency Services Personnel, Town employees and volunteers who did so much throughout the storm.”

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