REDDING - Thousands of residents in Redding are still without power tonight, but they are leaning on one another to get by in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

Officials opened up town buildings to the public today as Connecticut Light and Power reports nearly 70 percent of customers remain in the dark.

Many of those people turned to the Community Center and Joel Barlow High School to get water, take a shower or use the Internet.

About 300,000 CL&P customers without powerFlooding problems remain in Bridgeport

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