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Storm Information

Visit the Town’s website, Facebook page  and Emergency Management Facebook page for updates.

Saferdurham Message from First Selectwoman:

This is Laura Francis, First Selectman of the Town of Durham. The storm yesterday caused extensive damage. Trees and wires are down, some blocking roads. Over 50% of Durham customers are without power. The Emergency Operations Center has been activated and public safety personnel are coordinating emergency response. Durham Public Works crews are clearing roads where it is safe to do so. Please do not attempt to clear any trees or branches near power lines. Crews will be working overnight but please be prepared for a multi-day restoration. Call 911 for emergencies and call the storm line at 860 343-6735 to report any non-emergency storm related issues. Call Eversource directly for restoration information at 800-286-2000. Thank you for your attention. Please stay safe.

Be safe and heed all warnings. Look out for your neighbors, especially those who are elderly or have special needs.

Storm Hotline:  Emergency Management can be contacted at 860.343.6735.  
Please use this number to report any storm related issues. If you have an emergency please call 911.


Daily BriefingsStarting Friday, August 7 there will be a daily storm briefing at 6:00PM via SaferDurahm Notification (sign up for notifications below).

Power Outage: Report directly to Eversource if you are without power: 1.800.286.2000
Eversource reported that crews have been assigned to Durham however, you must still expect a prolonged outage.  Progress will be reported in daily briefings.

Emergency Shelter:
The Durham Emergency Shelter will be open beginning Friday at Coginchaug High School. The services provided at the shelter will be limited in order to comply with social distancing protocols as outlined by the state. To-go meals, charging stations, and showers will be provided. 


Friday Shelter Hours

Open: 3pm-7pm
Showers: 3pm-7pm
Meals: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Saturday Shelter Hours:

Open: 7am-7pm
Showers: 7am - 10am and 3pm - 7pm
Meals:  11:30am-1:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Hours for future days may be adjusted, as necessary and will be communicated on the daily update.

Showers are available on a first come, first served basis. There are 3 Showers are on the Men's side and 6 on the Women's. Both men and women will be let into each locker room as long as they are a family. The only handicapped accessible shower is on the Women side and will be available to all that need it. There will be a cleaning period between each use. No toiletries will be provided.

A charging station will be provided, but with a 1 hour time limit. Guests must bring their own chargers. In order to comply with social distancing, phones must be placed on chargers and monitored from a distance. Working on laptops or cell phones while charging will not be permitted. 

Grab and go meals will be provided during the limited hours above.

Transfer Station: (860) 349-8702. 
The transfer station is currently without power.
The Transfer Station will be opened Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7 from 8:00a.m-7:45p.m. FOR BRUSH ONLY
Saturday 8/8: TRASH & RECYCLABLES ONLY (no metal, no demo, no brush etc.) opened from 8:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m.


Blocked Roads Requiring Eversource Attention: 
Austin Road
Blue Hills Road
Coe Road
Foothills Road
Guire Road

Higganum Road
Howd Road
Haddam Quarter Road
Johnson Lane
Indian Lane
Old Johnson Lane
Old Blue Hills Road
Stagecoach Road
Sand Hill Road
Wilcox Road

Animal Control:  (475) 227-1214

Non-Potable Water: is available to residents to fill containers. Hose with nozzle is behind the Fire House.

Snow Removal Ordinance: Snow Removal Ordinance

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