Hamden to begin collection of storm debris

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Nearly a week after powerful storms ripped through Connecticut on Tuesday, the town of Hamden is starting to collect debris.

Officials say the Public Works Department plans to begin collecting storm debris, brush, tree limbs and more beginning on Sunday.

Residents can also bring natural debris to the Public Works Department at 1125 Shepard Avenue between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or to the Hamden Transfer Station.

Related Content: Eversource: Tuesday’s storms caused more damage to system than Superstorm Sandy

Additionally, the town announced that residents can shower at the YMCA located at 1605 Sherman Avenue if they provide ID and sign a waiver. The YMCA is open from Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., on Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Residents may also shower at LA Fitness located at 46 Skiff Street from Monday through Thursday between 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., on Friday from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Officials say as of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, 590 residents in town remain without power.

Regarding generators, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng issued the following statement:

“Any generator that connects to your home’s wiring must be installed by a licensed electrician via a transfer switch to isolate it from the outside grid. If not, it can back-feed electricity to the outside power system, posing a serious threat to workers or the public. Please do not use a home generator that has not been properly installed.”

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