Emergency officials in Windsor Locks and East Windsor are set to review Tuesday what effect Hurricane Sandy has had in their respect communities and what action, if any, needs to be taken.
For most of Monday, the hurricane had little impact in North Central Connecticut and the emergency operations centers in both towns were activated but just monitored what happened. Officials in both communities said they had prepared for the storm’s arrival and had stored generators, cots, food and water with people on standby.
Because no evacuations were ordered, neither town opened a shelter on Monday and officials said one would be provided if needed.
During the night East Windsor saw more than 1,700 CL&P customers without power and Windsor Locks saw more than 130 without electricity. CL&P has provided each town a tree and line crew to help with downed trees and power lines, but they will not work until wind conditions are safe, the company has said.
Windsor Locks’ emergency management director Victor Puia said he plans to meet with First Selectman Steven N. Wawruck Jr. and town department heads after 7 a.m. Tuesday to assess what happened overnight.
Puia said they understood that the area would see sustained high winds during the night and that would be the cause of any damage.
Windsor Locks Town Hall closed early Monday because of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s mandate that people stay off the highways and roads. East Windsor Town Hall stayed open until 4:30 p.m. but will be partially open on Tuesday after First Selectwoman Denise Menard told most employees to stay at home.
East Windsor Public Schools and Windsor Locks Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, officials said.