More than half of Shelton without power Tuesday morning

Tuesday, 5:21 p.m. — Just about 46% of UI customers in Shelton do not have power. UI reports 8,066 outages.

Tuesday — 7:45 a.m. — About 53% of Shelton is without power this morning. UI reports 9,322 are without power.

Check back for updates later today.

Monday, 10:18 p.m. — UI reports 7,688 Shelton customers and 121,000 UI customers in the state are in the dark tonight.

Monday, 8:45 p.m. — Now 6,472 without power in Shelton. That's about 37% of the city. UI has more than 90,000 without power in its coverage area.

Monday, 8:13 p.m. — Power outages have more than doubled in less than an hour. UI reports 4,920 without power.

Monday, 7:35 p.m. — More than 2,146 Shelton customers, or 12.31% of city, are in the dark tonight.

Monday, 6:27 p.m. —About 1,600 UI customers in Shelton are in the dark. That number is expected to go up when UI shuts down substations

Gov. Dannel Malloy says two Bridgeport substations will be shut down to prevent catastrophic failure. They may be able to reopen in the morning.

About 52,000 will lose power, 35,000 in Bridgeport and the rest in Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull and Fairfield.

Monday — 6:15 p.m. — As winds picked up Monday evening, UI reported 869 outages, or nearly 5% of the city is in the dark.

Downed trees and wires have been reported around the city. A few reports of trees falling on homes.

Residents are advised to stay indoors and away from downed wires. The Valley Indy reported a tree falling on house on Jane Street and another on Shinnacock Trail. No injuries reported.

Monday, 4:40 p.m. — UI reports 815 customers without power, due to 27 separate outages.

Monday, 4 p.m. — UI reported 439 Shelton customers without power.

Monday, 3:08 p.m. — Looks like UI cleared up a big issue, now outage number is down to over 7,600.

Monday, 2:45 p.m. — UI is reported 17,000 customers now without power but Shelton outages are still low.

About 2,500 customers in Easton, or 85% of town is in the dark. About 6,800 in Fairfield are without power and Trumbull has 1,686 outages while nearby Stratford has 45 customers out.

Monday, 2:20 — Shelton Fire Companies 1 and 5 responded this afternoon to a motor vehicle rollover on Howe Avenue. Emergency responders arrived and found that car resting on its side. All occupants had gotten out. One patient was assessed by EMS.

Monday — 2:11 p.m. — Wire reported down at Center Street and Coram Avenue.

There aren't many power outages in Shelton yet. UI is reporting 4,514 customers in the dark but the hardest hit areas are Trumbull, with 854, Easton with 144, Fairfield with 235.

Monday, 1:20 p.m. — Any resident needing to seek shelter during the storm, is urged to call the Shelton Emergency Operations Center at 203-924-5491. The original plan stated the Shelton Senior Center would be open as a shelter. At this time the Senior Center WILL NOT be open as a shelter. If you call the Shelton EOC number, they will be able to direct you to the shelter nearest you, according to Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Co. 1

Monday, 12:09 p.m. — The shelter at the Senior Center will not open at noon today, as first planned by officials. Those needing emergency sheltering should call the Shelton Emergency Operations Center at 203-924-5941 for assistance.

Monday: 11:00 a.m. — As the state braces for Sandy, Shelton officials were prepping by staffing fire, police and ambulance headquarters. The city is also preparing the senior center, at 81 Wheeler St. to operate as a shelter, if needed, Mayor Lauretti said this morning.

The following storm update was posted by Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Co. 1:

At 6:00 p.m. tonight UI, city and fire officials gathered and discussed the game plan for the incoming storm. UI reports that there may possibly be 70 to 80% power outages during the storm, meaning 400,000 households could lose power.

During the storm, the Shelton Emergency Operations Center will open and operational. Company 1, as well as each fire company will be fully staffed and ready to respond at anytime during the storm. Along with the crews, extra firefighters will be in station answering phones and radio calls. Echo Hose Ambulance will also be staffing ambulances at their headquarters as well as each firehouse to ensure quick but safe responses during the storm for each part of town.

As of now if needed, the Senior Center may be a shelter location. Firehouses will not be utilized to house the public, tho the public will be allowed to come and charge cell phones, batteries and fill jugs or containers with water if needed. This storm has the potential to very damaging so we urge all of you to be smart and stay safe. If an emergency does arise do not hesitate to call 911. For any non emergency questions or concerns you may have, call your local fire station on their routine phone line and someone will gladly help you out.

Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Fire Company 1 (DOWNTOWN) – 203-924-4200

Huntington Fire Company 3 (HUNTINGTON) – 203-929-1414

Pine Rock Fire Company 4 (PINE ROCK) – 203-929-1539

White Hills Fire Company 5 (WHITE HILLS) – 203-929-4554

Shelton EMS – 203-924-9211

Shelton Police – 203-924-1544

UI to report power outages — 800-722-5584