The City of Milford is recognized for their incredible recovery after Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, earning them this year’s Community Resilience Hero Award.
In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit the coast of Milford, Connecticut, destroying much of the shoreline. During the months and years following the storm, the City of Milford has worked with government and civilian forces to restore their broken shoreline, while upholding a standard of excellence. Thanks to the efforts of Milford’s Fire, Police, Public Works, and Health Departments, the National Guard, and civilian heroes, Milford was able to have the streets cleared and safe for travel in only a week’s time.
Milford reacted similarly when faced with Hurricane Irene in 2011, demonstrating the city’s history of community and recovery. While both storms brought horrific damage and destruction, they also brought Milford together as a community, with neighbors and strangers alike helping one another in their time of need.
In reaction to the City of Milford’s nomination for the award, Mayor Benjamin Blake stated “We’ve been tested and we have withstood each test, and once again, we’ve proven what we’ve always held to be true, that if you’re lucky enough to live in Milford, you’re lucky enough.”