Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn is joining in the voices saying that Eversource was not prepared for the severity of last week's storm, and unable to handle the number of outages. When they finally started work late Thursday, Dunn says they were unable to efficiently direct crews to work sites, so many crews sat idle waiting for instructions on where to go.
He acknowledged the frustration of residents unable to receive calls and messages. Brookfield Town Hall lost power Tuesday afternoon and was not restored until Friday. They lost the phone system and could not pick up messages, so employees are still returning calls to residents from last week.
Dunn plans to ask the Selectmen and the Board of Finance to provide funding for a new emergency generator to replace the one supplying power to the Police Department, which was installed in 1983. That one can then be used as an emergency backup.
Dunn says the new generator installed at Center Fire in the past year has worked very well in this outage.
Showers are available in the main YMCA building from noon to 3PM. Masks are required and they will take your temperature when you check in. Water, charging stations and wi-fi are available outside at Brookfield Town Hall and Brookfield Senior Center. Water is also available at Brookfield Fire HQ and at Brookfield Police Department.