Despite widespread outages in Brookfield in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (projections are between 60-80 percent without power as of Tuesday night), Halloween will go on as scheduled Wednesday.
*CL&P reports Brookfield outages have dropped to just over 3,100 as of noon Wednesday, approximately 39 percent of town.
After Brookfield’s emergency management officials Tuesday afternoon, First Selectman Bill Davidson said that the town’s kids can go on trick-or-treating as usual, but urged “parents to take extra precautions to safeguard their children,” particularly by avoiding all downed wires. [Read more in Davidson’s updated storm blog.]
Brookfield officials postponed Halloween last October after Winter Storm Alfred knocked out power to over 80 percent of town.
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News of this year’s plan to hold Halloween as scheduled received mixed reaction on the Brookfield Patch Facebook page. Some were pleased by the decision while others questioned whether it was a good idea and raised practical concerns about going house-to-house on streets with no power.
“How are we going to know which houses are participating if there are no front lights on?” Christine Nedelka Lennon asked, a question reiterated by Jay Coffey.
Katie Derivan and Melissa Zera Yager said they were more concerned about getting power back than worrying about the holiday.
“Where is my power already,” Yager said. “My children need power back not candy.”
Is your family going to be trick-or-treating tonight? What is your neighborhood doing to make the situation work?