U-Haul centers across the Northeast are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box pod moving and self-storage to storm victims who need to store possessions during home renovations. Connecticut residents should contact: U-Haul Company of Connecticut at 203-795-0829.
Still without power? Comcast invites customers to stop by Connecticut Xfinity Service Centers in Cromwell (4 Willowbrook Road) and Clinton (21 East Main Street) to use free WiFi, recharge wireless devices, check e-mail, pay bills online or make phone calls from one of the product kiosks. Both centers are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cox customers can visit Cox Solutions Stores in Enfield (54 Hazard Ave Suite 115), Manchester, (179 Deming St.), and Meriden (687 East Main Street) to use free wifi, charge wireless devices, check email and do online banking. The Enfield location is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.to 7 p.m. Manchester is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Meriden location’s hours are Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Preparing for the storm? As long as your cell phone is charged, you can stay up to date with FEMA’s mobile app or the American Red Cross’ Hurricane app, (which includes an “I’m Safe” social media button that lets others know you are out of harm’s way.) Both free and available for Android and IOS.