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Y Takes A Direct Hit

In times of crisis, the Westport Y has always taken care of our community.

Today — and for the foreseeable future — it’s trying to take care of itself.

All mechanical and electrical services are located in the basement. Rob Reeves — Westport Y CEO — just called. The basement was inundated with 20 feet of water.

The Stauffer Pool was wetter than usual. Water came up from underground.

Both childcare and the firehouse fitness center are under water.

Major repairs loom. The Y will be closed until further notice.

Fortunately, members have reciprocal privileges at other area Ys, including Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Fairfield, Trumbull and Stamford.

They may be closed too — particularly those near water — so it’s best to call first.

The Westport Y’s location near the Saugatuck River made it particularly vulnerable to Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge.

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