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One week after Superstorm Sandy swept through the state, Connecticut Light & Power has restored power to more than 800,000 customers and officials said they met the goal CL&P leadership set.
As of 10:15 a.m on Tuesday, Connecticut Light & Power is reporting around 7,000 power outages, , and United Illuminating is reporting just over 2,000, which is less than 1 percent of the customer base for both utility companies.
"This was a storm of epic proportions and we've demonstrated the power of a bigger, stronger Northeast Utilities," Tom May, President and CEO of Northeast Utilities, said. "We know it's challenging to be without electricity and thank all of our customers for their patience as around-the-clock efforts continue to restore the remaining customers in hardest hit parts of southwestern Connecticut."
At the height of the power outages, local power companies were reporting hundreds of thousands of outages.
UI officials said they have restored power to more than 227,000 customers since the storm him.
“We know the weather is getting colder and the public should know that we continue to work around the clock to restore those remaining customers,” said Anthony J. Vallillo, UI’s president and chief operating officer. “We will not rest until the devastation Hurricane Sandy left is completely behind us.”
While some southern Connecticut towns are seeing long lines at the gas stations, Fairfield officials said the town has a usual supply of gasoline and service stations open for business.
If you're still without power, ensure the utilities know. Report your outage to CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 or UI at 1-800-7-CALL-UI.
Residents and businesses who suffered damage as a result of Storm Sandy are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center by either calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or by going online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 800-462-7585.
A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center has been established in Greenwich at the Western Greenwich Civic Center located at 449 Pemberwick Road in Greenwich.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.