Eversource continues clean-up efforts in Branford following late August storm

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The cleanup after the cleanup. Eversource is out in one of the hardest-hit communities in Branford Monday following the late August storm.

Sometimes severe weather can come through and take a typically healthy tree, split it in half and leave behind something that’s no longer safe.

Those storm-damaged trees were left behind in Branford. Crews are bringing them down this week in hopes of preventing future outages.

“We did this type of work across Connecticut after Isaias came through. We had crews out there taking a look at the trees that were storm damaged and mitigating those and taking care of those when appropriate,” said Alan Carey, Manager, Vegetation Management Eversource Connecticut.

Thunderstorms impacted all of Connecticut August 27 but it was a tornado that swirled through Branford.

“It’s been an ongoing effort far after the power’s been restored. There’s a lot of work going on in town, both through our public works crews and Eversource tree crews,” said Jamie Cosgrove, First Selectman, Branford.

In one of the hardest hit communities in one of the hardest hit towns, it feels like the summer of never ending storms.

“It’s just been piles of sticks. You haven’t even been able to see the houses on this road. It’s really nice to see the houses again,” said Sarah Hegan, Branford.

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