200 Old Lyme Homes Inhabitable After Sandy

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Miami Beach Old Lyme

    Old Lyme was hit hard when Sandy moved through last week and 200 homes have been deemed inhabitable.

    The Old Lyme Building and Health Departments went door-to-door to evaluate property in the beach area and provided Connecticut Light & Power with a list of the inhabitable homes, which are deemed unsafe for electric service.

    Power will not be restored to the house until the town gives approval, officials said.

    Officials from Old Lyme’s Emergency Operations Center ask residents to register with FEMA if building or property was damaged by Sandy because the disaster qualification for town depends on the damage totals.

    To register by phone, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

    The line is open from 7 am to 10 pm seven days a week.

    To register online, visit www.disasterassistance.gov.

    Property owners should contact property insurance providers to obtain information on storm claims.  For help with claims questions or complaints, call the Connecticut Insurance Department: 800-203-3447.

    Use only licensed contractors for repair work.

    For property owners seeking to re-energize homes, you need an inspection of the property’s electric service by a licensed electrician and an inspection of the LP Gas system by a qualified gas installer.