One week after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast, residents in Milford are still feeling the affects and are preparing for a Nor'easter.
Both major utility companies said they've met their restoration deadlines, but thousands still remain without power.
In Milford, 3 percent of the town, or 963 customers, still remain in the dark as crews continue to work to restore power and homeowners clean up the damage left from Hurricane Sandy.
Along the shore, the recovery effort is expected to be a long one, with the lack of power now going on a week.
"I am going to bed with five sweatshirts trying to sleep, no fun," said Kyle Canfield of Milford.
However, with the possibility of a Nor'easter hitting the East Coast, residents are nervous.
"With impending Nor'easter, I am worried about that," Canfield said.
But Canfield was not alone.
"If Nor'easter comes, we're in trouble," said Kim Fleming of Milford. "We gotta take advantage of this food and clothing."
People on Earle Street in the Point Beach area have set up a drop off and donation site on Earle Street. Clothing and non-perishable food items are needed.
Items can be delivered to neighbors and are people can come over to the site to pick up supplies.
"The elderly won't leave their homes because they are afraid," Fleming said. "They think they're OK, but they're not."
Power was restored to the drop off and donation site area by Monday afternoon.
After being closed last week because of the hurricane, Milford schools opened Monday. Milford's superintendent said the schools are safe and that getting back into a normal routine at school should help young children.
The city closed the emergency shelter last week but kept a warming center at the Senior Center open. However, very few people visited it Monday.
"If we have to open full-fledged shelters we will," said Dr. Dennis McBride of Milford Health Department.
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