Outage numbers have to 6,900 — or 88 percent of the town — to start Monday as work continues to clear downed trees and wires from dozens of roads and make them passable and safe.
, officials have said, as statewide more than 750,000 Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) customers are without power.
The town opened a shelter at Brookfield High School (BHS) where showers and hot water are available. The Municipal Center also is opened as a warming center where cell phones and other devices may be charged. Water for drinking and toilet use is available at firehouses.
Officials have also until this coming Saturday.
Statewide, 201 line and 181 tree crews are working on repairs Monday, CL&P president Jeff Butler said during a morning press conference held by Gov. Dannel Malloy. An additional 92 line and 100 tree crews are expected later, he said.
"By the end of the day, we expect 550 crews," Butler said.
Additional transmission crews also are expected to be working across the state — mainly in the northwest and central parts. Officials said there were 18 transmission lines that have been damaged.
CL&P also has begun assigning a liaison to towns that have requested them and providing information on where crews will be working — one of the lessons learned from Tropical Storm Irene, Butler said.
"We are reporting information as we receive it to our customers and towns," he said.
Officials said they believe the damage from this storm is five times that of Irene, particularly to transmission lines, which are considered crucial to the electrical infrastructure.
"Unlike Irene we have transmission problems," Malloy said. "This has been an unbelievable storm causing unbelievable damage."
The governor also warned of carbon monoxide poisoning, which can occur for a number of reasons — such as bringing propane or cooking grills inside or improper use of generators. No deaths have occurred but carbon monoxide-related medical calls have been reported.
Malloy said those concerns are one of the reasons he is urging towns to make warming centers and shelters available to residents to deter them from creating dangerous conditions inside their homes.
"Carbon monoxide may be our biggest enemy at the moment," he said.