Sandy’s Just Hitting Connecticut But Thoughts Are On Clean-Up, Rebuilding

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The state’s largest utilities — Connecticut Light & Power Co. and United Illuminating — are under the microscope for how they are marshaling reinforcements to restore power in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Sandy.

But in Wallingford, another company — Belfor Property Restoration — is just as busy gearing up: not to restore power but to clean-up the mess left by Sandy and then rebuild.

General manager Mike Cody told me today that Belfor, which has operations worldwide, is bringing workers to Connecticut from as far away as California.
“Some are on their way, some are already here,” Cody said. “We’re much like the utilities. Now, we’re waiting.”

The company has about 100 workers in Connecticut, Cody said, but that could grow “ten-, twenty-fold” after Sandy hits the state.

Belfor cleans-up after natural disasters, including removing water, and then rebuilds structures. The company works with insurance agents, businesses, towns and cities.

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