Thousands of Fairfield County residents--especially in Stamford and Greenwich --lost electrical power and heat during the most recent storm. Some families were without power from Sunday until the following Thursday.
Schools were cancelled for the full week and so many families checked into local hotels and the latter were rapidly filled. Many families in Stamford headed up north to Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Milford and New Haven to finally book a room or a suite to provide comfort, light, heat and showers for the family.
Our local librarian here in Stamford reported about some families that had to go further up the line, i.e. Route 91 north of New Haven, to Hamden 47 miles and one hour from Stamford to finally find lodging.
So, in view of these trying circumstances it is heartening to learn that the New Canaan library stayed open 24 hours during the crisis providing heat, light and temporary lodging for all those in the area!
Hats off to you, New Canaan