Town state officials this morning were preparing to conduct a "status assessment" of homes at the west end of Fairfield Beach Road in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, according to Police Chief Gary MacNamara.
"It's really more like a status assessment because we know some people chose to stay," MacNamara said. "We'll begin the process of going door to door, assessing the buildings, making sure people who stayed don't need anything."
The team includes representatives of the police, fire and building departments and the state's Urban Search and Rescue group.
"Unfortunately, we do have the task of going into all the homes that were destroyed to see whether or not there was anyone in them," MacNamara said, but he added there have been no reports of anyone missing.
At least five homes on the west end of the road were destroyed by the storm overnight Monday, with one floating in Pine Creek.