Emergency services available in Naugatuck


The Howard Whittemore Library is one of three warming stations open today in Naugatuck. FILE PHOTO

NAUGATUCK — As of noon today, 62 percent of Naugatuck remained without power, according to a release issued by the Naugatuck Police Department.

Overnight shelters will be open again tonight in the borough at Andrew Avenue School, 140 Andrew Ave., and City Hill Middle School, 641 City Hill St. The shelters will open at 5 p.m. Hot meals and beverages will be available to all residents without power at Andrew Avenue School, prepackaged meals will be available at City Hill School. A hot breakfast will be served at both locations on Tuesday morning.

Senior citizens may go to the Oak Terrace Senior Housing located at 53 Conrad St., also beginning at 5 p.m. About 25 cots will be available for senior citizens in Oak Terrace’s community room for senior citizens.

Admittance to all overnight shelters will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents who plan to spend the night are asked to bring pillows and blankets for each person in the family. The borough is asking only those residents most in need seek overnight shelter.

Warming stations are open during daytime hours today at Andrew Avenue School, the Naugatuck Senior Center, the Congregational Church, and the Howard Whittemore Library. Light snacks and beverages will be available free of charge.

Residents can charge cells phones and other personal devices at all facilities and any other borough building that will be open.

Hot showers are also available at City Hill throughout the day and night beginning at 2 p.m. today.

Several roads remain blocked due to downed trees and power lines, the department reported. Borough crews are working with Connecticut Light and Power personnel to clear dangerous road hazards and allow restoration of power efforts to begin.

Residents in need of emergency transportation to a shelter may contact the Naugatuck Fire Department at (203) 720-7082.