Members of Newtown Hook and Ladder responded to over 130 storm related calls during and immediately following the arrival of Hurricane Irene.  The calls ranged from numerous trees on wires, reported structure fires, automatic alarms, flooded basements, trees into houses and odor investigations.  A standby crew was in quarters from late Saturday August 27 until late Sunday August 28.  A higher than normal call volume continued through the week as Hook and Ladder responded to about 12 calls per day even after the storm was long gone.  As of the evening of September 3, things are beginning to return to normal in Newtown, as most residents have regained power and the fire department daily call volume is starting to decrease.