Stamford Mayor Lifts State Of Emergency

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The City of Stamford was in a State of Emergency since Oct. 28, but it was lifted on Friday. through Nov. 9. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

STAMFORD, Conn. — The state of emergency imposed in Stamford because of Hurricane Sandy has been lifted after 13 days, a release from the Mayor’s Office said.

The city’s emergency operations center will also resume normal business hours for the first time since Oct. 28 when the mayor first declared the city to be in a state of emergency, the release said.

The city will begin collecting storm debris on Monday, at the New York-Stamford border, and crews will  work their way south. The collection crews are expected to reach the Merritt Parkway by Nov. 26 and south of I-95 around Dec. 10, the release said.

Storm debris includes logs, brush, trunks and limbs, and not grass clippings, weeds, furniture, building material, fencing, and clothing. Anything that is not tree debris from the storm will not be collected by city crews, the release said.

The debris should be brought to the curbside and should not cover storm drains, irrigation pipes, sprinklers and curb boxes, the release said. City crews will not return to an area and will not collect items on private property.

For more information about the debris pick-up by call the Citizen’s Service Center at 203-977-4140, or 203-977-5858.

Residents and businesses looking to be reimbursed for damage suffered during the hurricane should register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or by going online.

The agency has also set up Disaster Recovery Centers in Greenwich at the Western Greenwich Civic Center  at 449 Pemberwick Road, and at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave.

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