The Groton Department of Emergency Management will distribute ready-to-eat meals and water at Poquonnock Plains Park for people who have no way to prepare their own foods, said Joseph Sastre, director of emergency management.
The town ordered 6,000 meals, called MREs, which have been delivered to the park and will be distributed from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
“Until the supply flow starts, we’re going to give people one days worth of food per person,” or two meals, he said. For example, a couple with two children would receive eight meals.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is supplying the meals and the town is distributing them. No decision has been made yet as to how long they will be available.
“It depends on the need,” Sastre said.
Other hurricane updates are below:
- The Emergency Operations Center in Groton, which has been open since Saturday, will remain open until further notice. The number is (860) 445-2000.
- The Groton Senior Open was open Tuesday night as a temporary shelter and will remain open until 9 p.m. for people without power who need to charge electronic devices or take shower.
- Groton Public Schools will be closed Thursday.
- The following roads remain closed due to fallen power lines or trees, or are impassable at these locations:
Front Street at Main Street
Just prior to Cheesbrough at Pearl Street
Spring Street at High Street
Elm Street at Brook Street
Mystic, West Mystic
Lambtown at Quakerfarm Road
Noank-Ledyard Road in the area of 197
348 Noank-Ledyard Road
Daniel Brown Road
24 Ann Avenue
High Street (#475, one lane)
Watrous at Hillside
272 Haley Road
Pequot at Edgecomb
94 Hilltop Road
Quakertown Road in the area of 47
200 Colonel Ledyard Highway
High Street at New London (54 High Street)
Ashby by #17
Ashby at Noank Road
991 Groton Long Point Road, right after Palmer Cove Bridge; half of road eroded. Down to one lane.
355 Brook Street
76 Library Street
Low wire at Groton Long Point Road by Fisherman
85 Gales Ferry Road
South Road underpass (flooded)