Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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August 5, 2020

Senator Anwar Provides List of Community Resources for District Residents Impacted By Significant Damage Caused By Tropical Storm Isaias

Today, in light of the extensive damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias that left nearly half of all Connecticut residents without power this week, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) shared lists of resources available to residents in his district including cooling and charging stations and areas where they can dispose of brush and damaged tree limbs.

In East Hartford, residents can charge phones and get temporary power assistance outside the East Hartford Public Library, with wireless internet available from the library’s parking lot and the front lawn. Indoor charging stations will be available Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at East Hartford Parks and Recreation at 50 Chapman Place. Attendees are asked to wear face masks, follow social distancing and bring charging devices. The East Hartford Transfer Station will be open for additional days this week for disposal of brush; this week only, residents will not need bulky waste permits to dispose of brush at the transfer station.

In South Windsor, charging and cooling stations are available at the South Windsor Public Library and South Windsor Community Center for the public. The town has sanctioned 595 Nutmeg Road North as a resident drop-off area for brush and limbs. Once enough brush and limbs are collected, they will be incinerated in Hartford. That site will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until adequate storm cleanup is achieved.

In Ellington, Hall Memorial Library is open until 8 p.m. for residents to charge phones, use wireless internet and cool down in air conditioning. The Hoffman Road brush drop-off area will operate on an extended schedule through Saturday, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town Department of Public Works will not collect brush along roads, focusing on downed trees.

In East Windsor, the Town Hall Annex at 25 School Street is available for air conditioning and charging purposes; information about debris clearing was not immediately available.

On Wednesday, Sen. Anwar worked with local officials and representatives to survey the severity of damage in South Windsor, with information at the town’s Emergency Operations Center indicating 40 percent of town residents, more than 10,000 Eversource customers, lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Nearly half of all Eversource customers statewide lost power due to damage from the storm.