77% of Ridgefield is without power and First Selectman Rudy Marconi says he doesn't have an estimation on a complete restoration time. He says it's been reported to municipal officials that due to COVID-19, mutual aid has been slow. As a result Marconi says Ridgefield will be waiting for crews from New Hampshire and Massachusetts once they have addressed their local issues.
The Fire Department has received numerous calls for CO2 poisoning due to improper use of generators. They should not be operated in a closed space like a garage or inside a home. There are no charging stations or showers available at Parks and Rec at this time due to COVID-19.
Potable water will be available at Parks & Rec, the Ridgefield Playhouse, and Ridgebury Fire Department.
Marconi is frustrated with the response by Eversource to this tropical storm. He told the Ridgefield Press that they're more interested in the bottom line than they are in the power lines. Marconi joined Governor Lamont in calling for PURA to investigate and take action in line with the declining customer services.