A spectacular, glowing sunset followed the severe storms that washed across CT on Tuesday, May 15.
He says the storm was so bad that he and his son were trapped in a park for about an hour before it was safe to get out. "As soon as we stood up, it hit us". Almost every road in town was impacted.
The town's police chief said crews from 20 different departments worked through the night to clear roads and do welfare checks.
Eversource said more than 70,000 of its overall customers have already had their power restored - but there were another 79,000 to go.
Damage on Skyline Drive in Brookfield
As crews continued to assess the damage, Herpel said she was patiently waiting for things to return to normal.
Officials said people should expect to be without power for several days.
"The fierce winds we experienced caused significant damage to the electric system and left many communities devastated", said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Mike Hayhurst. The high school is open as an emergency shelter and charging station.