Newtown Police share drone footage of severely damaged lakeside neighborhoods
Posted Friday morning
As of yesterday afternoon, there were still more than four dozen roads blocked or partially blocked by downed trees and wires in Newtown. There are 26 Eversource crews in Newtown.
Data is being collected by the town's emergency response team as Newtown and others seek federal aid through FEMA. State lawmakers are working to get waivers from the Department of Education for having fewer than 180 days of class.
Newtown Police say the lake side communities were completely destroyed by Tuesday's severe weather.
Police shared drone footage of the Lakeview Terrace neighborhood that is located off of Lake Zoar.
Emergency Management officials told the Newtown Bee that there were reports of small cottages in the area that were flattened or pancaked by the force of falling trees. A boat was being used today to survey the more remote areas where those seasonal homes are located.