|First Selectman Tim Griswold and Emergency Management Director David Roberge announce that Old Lyme residents and businesses can now report storm damage electronically through the Town website (www.oldlyme-ct.gov). Information on how to determine your level of
damage is included on the website. Damage assessment information and forms are also available at the Town Hall. The Town will use the assessment information in its own Damage Assessment Report.
A FEMA field team will visit the Town of Old Lyme on Thursday, April 8. This town-wide visual inspection is the first step in validating the storm damage which occurred throughout our community. The field team will view storm damage to municipal and business entities, as well as some individual sites.
The Connecticut Housing Investment Fund is offering low interest emergency loans to individuals who experienced storm damage. The 2% loans provide assistance to persons who have experienced structural damage, loss of furnaces and hot water heaters. More information regarding the loan program is available at www.chif.org.
Over 30 tons of storm related debris have been collected to date and the Transfer Station is continuing to accept storm related debris from Old Lyme residents at the Four Mile River Road facility. The Transfer Station is open Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am to 3:45 pm, and Saturday, 8am to 4pm. Fees for storm related debris have been reduced by 50%. This program will continue through April 17.
Please do not dispose of storm damaged bulky waste (carpets, wallboard, furniture, etc.) in automated trash container. Hazardous materials and electronics cannot be accepted at the Transfer Station. Those items should go directly to the Regional Collection Center in Essex. The Household Hazardous Waste facility in Essex opens for the season on May 15. An electronics collection is scheduled at the Essex facility on April 17. Additional information is at www.crerpa.org or call 860 388
With temperatures rising, mold growth in storm damaged areas can become an issue of concern. Guidance for dealing with mold and well contamination information is available on the Town website (www.oldlyme-ct.gov). Phone the Health Department at Town Hall 860 434 1605, ext. 214 with additional sanitary concerns.