It was an eventful week here as Simsbury residents first braced and then recovered from Hurricane Sandy. Here's a look at last week's top articles:
Daylight Saving Time went into effect this morning at 2 a.m. If you haven't already, remember to set you clocks back one hour.
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012
- The Simsbury Emergency Management Team held a meeting and press briefing early Sunday morning in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
- Town officials announced that schools and town offices would be closed on Monday.
- Conn. Patch sites launched a Hurricane Sandy live blog which combined posts from our Twitter feed and direct posts on the blog during the storm.
- Simsbury Patch launched the Hurricane Sandy Simsbury Information Center which was updated throughout the storm with relevant storm news and information.
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
- The Obama administration signed a declaration of emergency before Hurricane Sandy struck Conn.
- Gov. Malloy ordered the closure of Conn. state highways.
- Simsbury officials warned residents to shelter in their homes as Hurricane Sandy approached the region.
- Simsbury public school officials announced that schools would be closed again on Tuesday.
- Power outages began to occur Monday night as high wind gusts from Hurricane Sandy toppled trees and wreaked havoc on the Simsbury power gride.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
- VIDEO: Early signs of Hurricane Sandy in Simsbury. Plus: two new photos uploaded by Sam Viano.
- Hurricane Sandy caused at least two deaths and 600,000 power outages in Conn.
- VIDEO: The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Simsbury.
- A local state of emergency was declared in Simsbury following Hurricane Sandy.
- Officials announced that schools would be closed for a third day in a row following the storm.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
- Power was still out in many Simsbury neighborhoods but we asked readers to vote on whether or not we should still have Halloween.
- CL&P announced that a post-storm assessment would be completed by the end of the day but restoration estimates were unknown.
- PHOTOS: View images of Hurricane Sandy's destruction across New England.
- The town activated its Storm Information Hotline for residents to get updated on power restoration and other storm-related information.
- Officials announced that Simsbury schools would reopen on Thursday.
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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
- Simsbury Real Esates sales for Oct. 25—31.
- It was a good thing officer Gary Gray was on patrol Wednesday morning. Gray helped a Simsbury couple deliver a baby in their home.
- Hopmeadow Street was reopened following two days of electrical line repair in front of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company main station.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
- A Simsbury Patch Poll asked readers what they though about CL&P's post-Sandy response.
- Updated reports show Simsbury close to a full recovery nearly three days after Sandy.
- Simsbury Police Arrest Log for Oct. 19—25.
For full Hurricane Sandy coverage visit our Hurricane Topics page.