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Hurricane Sandy: Enfield Info Center (Updated)

See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Just saw a store clerk unload a pallet of fresh batteries? Please use this story on Enfield Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the storm together.

Update, 3:15 p.m.

A message from Enfield Emergency Management: "Please be advised that the charging station and water filling station at the JFK Middle School will be closed tonight at 8 p.m. and will reopen tomorrow morning (October 30th) at 8 a.m."

ALL Enfield Fire Departments will stay open all night for residents to fill up their containers with water.

Update, 12:30 p.m.

Mayor Scott Kaupin says Route 190 from Phoenix Ave. to Suffield (one of the "Limited Access Highways") will be closed at 1 p.m. today.

Update, 10:39 a.m.

Town Manager Matt Coppler has just signed an emergency declaration, which empowers him to make necessary personnel and resource allocations to prepare for the storm.

The Enfield Emergency Operations Center opened at 9 a.m. Monday. The EOC issued a statement: "JFK Middle school and ALL Enfield Fire Departments are currently open for residents to fill up their containers with water. In addition, the JFK Middle School (not the Fire Departments) is also available for residents to charge their electronic devices."

Mayor Scott Kaupin said the Kennedy Middle School shelter is being set up today in case of need, and the Department of Public Works was out all weekend checking storm drains and typical flood areas. "We feel we're in good shape," Kaupin said.

Original Story

As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Enfield stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Enfield Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

As you send us messages through social media, email (tim.jensen@patch.com) and text message (860-422-3338), we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.

The effects of Irene and the October snowstorm from last year are hard for us to forget and at times, water and batteries were scarce about town. You can share info about where to find these items and who has gotten the latest delivery by commenting here.

Enfield Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together.

Stay safe, Enfield!

Emergency Numbers:

In addition to signing up for the Everbridge alert system, residents are urged to have the following emergency numbers and websites on hand:

Emergency only (police, fire and ambulance): 911
Routine Police Department calls: 860-763-6400 
Poison Control: 800-222-1222
Power Outage: 800-286-2000

If you have not signed up for the town's mass notification system visit the town's website at www.enfield-ct.gov and click on the Everbridge invitation at the bottom of the page. Create an account and enter your emergency contact information. This will allow you to receive emergency information via telephone, e-mail, text message, etc.

Openings/Closings:

Enfield Public Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday.

Enfield emergency shelter, if needed, will open at Kennedy Middle School.

Manchester and Asnuntuck community colleges have canceled classes and activities and closed offices for Monday.

Enfield trash and recycling is running Monday as scheduled.

Connecticut Light & Power:

Outage Map

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Twitter

Tips:

Take a walk around the outside of your house. Do you still have patio furniture, political signs or other items that could get swept up in a gust? It's best to take them inside for now until the wind receeds.

Other Stuff:

Gov. Dannel Malloy issued an executive order Sunday evening extending the deadline for in-person voter registration in Connecticut to Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. for those who intend to vote in the upcoming election. The deadline had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.

Tim Jensen October 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Kristen LaRussa just emailed, "Stop & Shop in Enfield has plenty of cases of water...on sale too! Had "some" batteries (very little)."
Tim Jensen October 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Just got a report that the Enfield Square is closed Monday.
Tim Jensen October 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Enfield trash and recycling pickup is on for today as scheduled.
Jeremie Meyer October 29, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Hey Enfield!! Original Message From Pam Brown, Director of Social Services: Social Services Programs will operating this morning - Monday October 29th The Senior Center will open at 8:00 a.m., classes are cancelled. The Adult Day Center will open at 8:00 a.m. and will be closing at 12:30 p.m. Mark Twain Congregate Living will provide a noon time meal. Neighborhood Services will be open. Dial-a-Ride will provide rides in the morning and close for regular service at noon. The Child Development Center will open at 6:30 a.m. If there is a loss of electricity they will need to close. For more information please call 860-253-6395.
Jeremie Meyer October 29, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Interstate highways are "closed" at 1pm per the Governor, as the storm is expected to arrive in force at 3pm.
Jeremie Meyer October 29, 2012 at 03:45 PM
All trash and recycling pick up for October 30th is cancelled. The Town transfer station is closed. All Community Renewal Team appointments are cancelled for today. The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting that was scheduled for tonight at 7:00 PM has been cancelled. Probate Court is closed today and tomorrow. The Public Hearing for Tree Removal at Laughlin Road has been cancelled for this evening, Monday, October 29th at 5:30 p.m. The Public Hearing has been rescheduled to be held this Thursday, November 1st at 5:30 p.m. at The Town Hall in the Enfield Room which is on the first floor. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
LYLE RAYBURN October 30, 2012 at 03:17 PM
My first time using enfield patch - As usual with most government provided services, confusion reigns! In ALL messages, the quote "flag as inappropriate" appears in the upper right hand corner - Could anyone tell me what this means, or if it has any significance at all??????

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