Darien forced to declare state of emergency to pay for Ernesto?s damages

After Tropical Storm Ernesto hit this weekend, the town of Darien suffered extensive physical damage. Now, local officials have been forced to declare a state of emergency, asking the government to help

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2006, 5:46 PM

Updated 6,470 days ago

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Darien forced to declare state of emergency to pay for Ernesto?s damages
After Tropical Storm Ernesto hit this weekend, the town of Darien suffered extensive physical damage. Now, local officials have been forced to declare a state of emergency, asking the government to help with resulting monetary damage.
First Selectwoman Evonne Klein and Darien officials say that with cleanup costs and the overtime pay to both city employees and contracted cleaning crews, they?re estimating more than $50,000 in damage. They have reached out to the federal government for assistance by declaring a state of emergency in the town.
During the storm, more than 59 percent of residents lost their power because of downed trees and power lines. In an effort to restore the town as soon as possible, Darien has been divided into nine separate regions. Cleanup is expected to last at least another two weeks.


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