FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- It's day two or even three in the dark for hundreds of thousands of people across the state. And some are growing impatient.
As of Wednesday afternoon, CL&P is reporting more than 325,000 of its customers are without power. United Illuminating has 135,000 in the dark. That's 42 percent of their customers.
One of the hardest hit areas is Fairfield where 70 percent of the town is still without power.
While adults are worried about getting the wires, trees, and standing water cleaned up, kids too have their concerns.
"He was gonna die, but now he's not gonna die," said Garrett Milam.
"Cause the policeman saved him," asked News 8's Erin Logan.
"Yeah," Garrett said.
Little Garrett Milam talked Fairfield Police into letting his pet dragon live there until he and his family get power back.
While he and his family spent time warming up at an area shelter, his sister got a warm welcome from Lieutenant Governor Nanncy Wyman. She's in the area making sure the cleanup is moving a long.
Workers hired by United Illuminating say they're progressing.
"They called in over 50 tree-car contractors and they're calling more as this goes on," said Brandon Keppler.
Jamie Phillips agrees. She's making the most of the situation, carving her pumpkin and praying for power.
"I'm looking forward to tomorrow when they let us know the projected time for the power to be on," said Phillips.
"We've had wires down across our driveway for three days and we can't get anyone to cut them, although trucks were here yesterday with their wire cutters and they didn't do anything," said Mindy Mannino.
So people clearly disagree about how fast this cleanup process is moving along, so do the politicians.
"How do you compare the response to Irene," asked News 8's Erin Logan.
"You know, what a big difference. We learned a lot from Irene," said Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman.
As the town's First Selectman sees things differently, you'll hear the Lt. Governor change her stance.
"We need a lot more help? So, you're not 100 percent satisfied right now," asked Logan.
"I think we should have a lot more than three crews here in Fairfied, yes," said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.
"What do you think about that Lt. Governor," asked Logan.
"I think we need to have more crews," the Lt. Governor said.
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