But thanks to a Humvee and 30K generator, things were a lot easier during this storm.
"During Hurricane Sandy, the Humvee transported the 30K generator off-road to an area behind the Senior Community Center to power up the building [after it] lost power during the storm," Woodbury First Selectman Gerald 'Jerry' Stomski stated in a press release.
The Senior Community Center acts as the primary shelter in town during emergencies. During Hurricane Sandy, it was used as a comfort station and provided showers and water and acted as a charging station for cell phones and electronics, he said.
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The Department of Defense Surplus Equipment Program provided the Humvee and generator to the town free of charge, according to Stomski.
"The Humvee also played a pivotal roll this summer when it was used off-road by the police to access an inaccessible area to confiscate a large planting of marijuana," he said.
The Humvee is also used to patrol Nonnewaug Falls, where Stomski said underage drinking, dirt biking and illegal camping occur.
"We are extremely happy to have acquired this equipment," he said. "It has already proven its value to the town."