The Aftermath — Update

The Westport Weston Family Y is open and has power.  You don’t have to be a member — just stop in!  This week:  Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.  This coming Saturday:  7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Hooray for the Y!

The Senior Center is open for warming until 8 p.m. tonight (Sunday).  Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk is open for overnight shelter.

The diner is open for business (though there’s a bit of a wait!).

Christie’s Country Store on Cross Highway is open to serve that hard-hit area of Westport.

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A transformer sits in the middle of High Point Road. Anyone living beyond this point on the dead-end street -- approximately 50 homes -- is stuck.

Just beyond the downed transformer on High Point Road lies more devastation. Similar scenes are repeated all around town.

This is the scene on South Compo Road near Thomas Road -- not far from last night's fatality at Park Lane.

Whenever power goes out, Westporters head to the Sherwood Diner. There was a half-hour wait around noon -- but no one complained.

4 responses to “The Aftermath — Update

  1. The Westport Weston Family Y is open and has power. If you’re not a member, please come in as our guest.
    Sun 8:30a-5:00p
    Mon-Fri 5:30a-10:00p
    Sat 7:30a-7:30p

  2. Dan just heard threw the grapevine no school… And I have not seen devestation like this in years

    • Correct — no school. Too many people are still stuck; too many cars on the road will hinder cleanup; Staples has no power.

      Comparisons have been made with the 1992 December nor’easter that flooded downtown, and Hurricane Gloria in 1985.

      Any others that come to mind? The hurricane of 1955?

  3. I’ve lived in the area since 1975 and this is the worst damage I recall.