Update, 6:58 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
Town offices will not open tomorrow: Monday, Oct. 29. The emergency shelter will still open at noon.
The following information is from First Selectman Matthew S. Knickerbocker.
The Town of Bethel activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and declared a state of emergency at noon today [Sunday, Oct. 28] in advance of Hurricane Sandy. This will help the town recover costs related to emergency operations and cleanup, should it be incurred.
At this time, Bethel town hall business offices are scheduled open Monday at the normal time of 8:30am. All town hall offices except the Selectman’s Office and the EOC will close at noon.
Bethel’s emergency shelter at the Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center will open at noon on Monday and will remain open until further notice. Residents are encouraged to come to the shelter if they are concerned about safety in their homes. Please bring pillows, blankets, personal toiletries and medications in case an overnight stay is necessary.
High winds are expected during this storm. Residents are reminded to secure outdoor furniture, ornaments, political lawn signs and anything else that could become a projectile during peak winds.
Please report power outages to CL&P at 800-286-2000 so they have an accurate record of all outages.
Further updates will be issued as needed.
Matthew S. Knickerbocker, First Selectman
Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street Bethel