CL&P: If you do not yet have power, it is important that you
call CL&P to report your outage. The phone number is 1-800-286-2000.
The town continues to experience an approximately 30% electrical outage rate with 2500 households still without power. CL&P was working in town today and the work will continue. However no information has been provided by CL&P outlining when Brookfield will be fully restored.
List of Roads and Areas without Power (not in priority order): If your road or area is not listed, please advise us by calling 203-775-7301 or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Give us your name, address and a working phone number. The town does not establish repair priorities. We recommend priority action but CL&P makes the determination.
MountainRd., Prange & adjacent roads South Obtuse and adjacent roads
Old Bridge Arapaho and Apache
Hopbrook & Hiddenbrook Riverford & Signal Hill
Arrowhead Point area (sections) Lillinonah Dr.
Farview, Meadowview, Shamrock Sunset Hill Rd. White Pine & adjacent rds
Skyline Dr. North Obtuse & adjacent roads
Beechwood Grove Carmen Hill
Silvermine Manor Mist Hill
Route 133 (sections)
General information: If you are in a neighborhood without power, please check on elderly or infirmed neighbors to be sure they are OK. Call the police department with any problems (203-885-2575). Operate generators and grills outside, well away from doors and windows. Call 911 in the event of an emergency. Do not drive around barricades and cones — they are there
because of downed wires or other safety hazards.
Town Shelter at Brookfield High School: The shelter is closed.
Overnight Shelter: The Regional Red Cross Shelter, located in Bethel at the Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street, is available for overnight shelter. You can park on School Street in front of the building or in the rear lot off Wooster Street. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. There is food available. No overnight shelter is available in Brookfield. If you need to go to the shelter and do not have transportation, call the Brookfield Police Department at 203-775-2575.
Brookfield Schools: Schools open on Friday.
Town Hall: Normal operations. Wi-Fi access & electronics recharging are available.
Senior Center: Normal operations. Wi-Fi access & electronics recharging are available.
Library: Normal operations. Wi-Fi access will be available.
Regional Y: The building open from 5:30 a.m. until 9:30pm for showering.
Please bring your own towels and toiletries.
Police Building: The lobby is available 24 hours a day for electronics recharging.
Brush/Refuse Yard: The brush/refuse yard will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm through Sunday November 4th for all residents and contractors. Please use caution when entering and exiting the yard as there are large vehicles and heavy equipment in and around the area. NOTE: The Town will not be doing curbside pick-up of downed trees and branches.
Availability of Water: Bulk water for flushing toilets and so forth is available from faucets at the Pocono Road Firehouse, the Police Station on Silvermine Road, the Candlewood Company Firehouse on Bayview Drive in Candlewood Shores and at Town Hall. You must bring your own containers.
2012 Personal Property Declarations Extension: Governor Malloy has
extended the deadline to file 2012 personal property declarations from
November 1 to Thursday, November 15.
Charter Cable: Charter customers can call 1-888-GET-CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) with service related questions, email: CharterRecovery@chartercom.com
or contact us on Facebook, Twitter or at our Charter Storm Center at www.charter.com.
Priority Action for All Brookfield Residents: In order to stay current with Town activities and provide support for residents relating to Hurricane Sandy, sign up your cell phone and home phone at CT Alert (see Town website). We will make periodic announcements through the CT ALERT system as the storm situation changes.
Individuals with Special Needs: The Western Connecticut Health Network in partnership with the American Red Cross and the City of Danbury have solidified plans to open a regional shelter with its primary focus for those with functional needs/medically vulnerable. In order to use this facility, individuals must call the
Brookfield Police Department non-emergency number (203-775-2575) to register.
The facility will not accommodate "walk-in" individuals.