Eversource continues to have multiple trucks in all areas of Kent working on restoring power. The utility brought two generators online last night at Templeton Farms to provide temporary power to the residents. Charter Communications has committed to provide additional crews in town today to restore internet and phone service.
Due to the incoming heat wave, Kent CERT will be opening a cooling center today and tomorrow from 11am -6pm, at the Kent School Pre-Engineering center, located in the old Cyberian Outpost building behind the Kent Town Center shops on North Main Street. Charging station, bottled water and MRE distribution are relocated there as well. There is a bottle fill station at the Kent Welcome Center at the rear of the building near the shower.
The Welcome Center bathrooms and shower are open. The coin operation has been modified to make the showers free. There are quarters on top of the coin-op machine to use so that the shower will turn on, but the coin-catch is open so they come back out. Users are asked to put the coins back on top of the machine for the next person.