Residents give feedback on Sandy at public forum in New Canaan

Dozens of residents took to the podium at a public forum in New Canaan tonight, set up by town officials to hear feedback on how they handled Sandy's preparedness and recovery. Some residents complained

News 12 Staff

Dec 7, 2012, 8:57 AM

Updated 4,243 days ago

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Dozens of residents took to the podium at a public forum in New Canaan tonight, set up by town officials to hear feedback on how they handled Sandy's preparedness and recovery.



Some residents complained that power restoration took too long following Sandy, with some suggesting power lines get installed underground to prevent future outages. Officials from Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) say they've considered the option, but it would cost millions of dollars to implement. At the meeting, town officials said more than one million pounds of storm debris and more than 450 road closures were what kept the lights from coming back faster.



Town officials did say they're working to get emergency access to an FM radio station to help residents who lose access to internet and phone service in a storm.


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