Hurricane Sandy has caused significant damage to many parts of the Third Congressional District and left many of our residents displaced, without power and some without a home.
On Sunday, I attended local Emergency Operation Center meetings in New Haven and East Haven in preparation of the storm’s arrival and called every Mayor and First Selectman in our area. I also sent out a preparation notice with important storm information.
On Monday, I traveled to Hartford to participate in the Statewide Unified Command Center briefing with Governor Malloy and state emergency responders. I saw firsthand the most vulnerable areas of New Haven from Morris Cove to City Point and visited numerous shelters along our shoreline communities.
I spoke with many residents along Silver Sands Road and Cosey Beach in East Haven and at Connecticut Hospice in Branford where patients were being evacuated. I saw residents along Captain Thomas Boulevard and in the Baybrook area of West Haven, and met with many who sustained major damage along Melba Street and Hillside Avenue in Milford.
I will continue to be in touch and assess the damage to ensure residents have the necessary information to address their needs.
It is times like this we all must work together – we are truly all in this together.
Stay safe, and be in touch,