Storm Recovery Efforts Continue/(Updates)

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Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.

The Health District’s efforts are focusing on  the response to last week’s storm and the town’s recovery efforts.

A complete listing of all COVID-19 cases and  analyses by age, hospitalizations, deaths, towns and county is reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health. This information can be found by following the link below:

                                                                                                              Total Reported

                                                                                                              To Date    Change from        Probable 

                                                                                                                                Yesterday            Cases

Local Results                                                                                                              

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        318                    +0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             72                    +0                     3

Storm Recovery Efforts Continue

For those in need of relief, a cooling center has been established at Greens Farms Elementary School (17 Morningside Drive South) from 11 AM to 7 PM today. The entrance is located on the left side of the building by the bus loop.

    • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
    • A face covering is required.
    • Conform to social distancing regulations.
    • Only 25 people will be allowed in the gym at one time. Entrance may be limited if there is a significant line.

Charging stations and Wi-Fi access is available at the Town Hall, Westport Weston Health District and the Westport Library. We request that residents limit their use of the charging stations to 1 hour to allow others the opportunity to charge their devices.

Non-potable (non-drinkable) water is available at all Westport firehouses for the purposes of flushing toilets and bathing.

Westport dispatch requests that residents not call in the same outage, downed tree or wires that have already been called in. The information has been reported to Eversource.

Parks and Recreation

The Longshore Golf Course and Longshore tennis courts and restrooms at ER Strait Marina are closed. Fueling pumps at ER Strait are not functioning.

Restrooms at Compo’s South Beach are now open.  The fuel pumps at Compo are functioning.

Homeowner Information:

Westport Yard Waste Site at Bayberry Lane is open for those who wish to discard tree limbs and branches.

If your power has been restored and your cable/internet access remains down, please contact your provider. Those providers rely upon electrical restoration or pole re-installation before their services can be addressed.

Homeowners are often seriously injured trying to do their own post-storm cleanup work.

Homeowners should contact electricians to manage individual issues, such as wires that have been pulled from the home or electrical panels. These situations require a certified electrician to re-attach those wires. Once Eversource determines wires are safe, neither its crews nor Town DPW crews are allowed to re-attach or service to individual home electric panels.

Consider consulting a professional from site before undertaking any major restoration or tree / large limb removal.

Do not use a chain saw if you are not experienced in properly and safely operating it, or if you are not physically fit. If you must use a chainsaw, work only on the ground, not in a tree.

Use extreme caution when using ladders.

Stay safe in hot weather, hydrate, and pace yourself.

Food safety reminders: 

    • Any food remaining in a refrigerator or freezer during the outage should be considered contaminated. Do not rely upon appearance or smell to determine if it is safe to consume. When in doubt, throw it out.
    • When power comes back on, clean out your refrigerator and freezer BEFORE you put new food in it. Wash the inside of the refrigerator and freezer with soap and warm water then wipe with a mild solution of ½ tablespoon bleach in a gallon of water. Keep doors open to allow to dry. Once dry, allow the unit to get cold before placing food inside.

All public meetings have been canceled until Wednesday.