Ashford, Conn. (WTNH) - Town officials in Ashford are stepping in to help people affected by power outages.
During the day it's darker and colder inside Cumberland Farms than outside. Residents who have cash can pick up some necessities, snacks, ice, and propane.
Jason Smith said, "They're definitely dedicated people. I don't know if I could do it. It's definitely nice to have."
Residents can stop by town hall to stock up on things like bottle water.
"I filled up actually a large cooler and that helps flush the toilets, so there you go," said Dan McGinley.
Water, buckets full and bottled, along with ready-to-eat meals and a charging station for the powerless.
Maureen Hanink says being without power hasn't been too tough on her horse farm.
Other than having to fill up on water, the storm didn't do too much damage expect for zapping the life out of the electric fence.
"The horses are on the honor system right now," Hanink joked.
For some things like a cup of coffee or a tank of gas, folks will have to head out of town.
Ashley Ault and her grandmother grabbed two jugs of water from town hall for their animals; "Some chickens, two goats, a calf, and two cats."
When the sun is out, it's actually warmer outside their Ashford home than it is in her kitchen.
With the town completely without power, school has been cancelled for a week. Unfortunately, Ault doesn't have a wood stove and her stove pipe is broken.
Even though the power in Ashford isn't expected to be restored until this weekend, Ault is hoping to get her stove pipe fixed so they can get her stove up and running a lot sooner than that.
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