ROCKLAND — Rockland’s fire chief is asking plumbers and heating technicians to help about two dozen homeowners who lost their heat when flooding from the Halloween rainstorm damaged their furnaces and boilers.

“I am trying to get the word out to plumbers and heating technicians about the lack of options residents in Rockland are having with getting their boilers/furnaces replaced in time for the heating season after this last storm,” Rockland Fire Chief Christopher Whytock said.

“My best guess is about two dozen homes were impacted enough that they have lost their heating source and with the colder months already here, they are struggling to find licensed installers to help with their needs, both electrical and plumbing.  The strain on an already limited field of expertise may lead to people not getting the proper fix to their issues,” the chief said.

The chief said plumbers, electricians, and any other trades needed could email him their contact information, he could get it out to people needing the help.  The chief’s contact is .

“If anyone in the trades could free up time for new customers that are in need of their services, that would be such a big help to these people,” the chief said.

Much of the flooding in Rockland occurred along Lindsey Brook with the torrential rains falling as the tide came in that Sunday morning.

The Oct. 31 storm also caused about $12,000 in damages to Rockland infrastructure such as roads, the chief said.

The storm dumped 6 to 7 inches of rain in Rockland, largely in a several-hour period early Oct. 31. The Rockland wastewater treatment plant recorded officially 5.15 inches over the course of the storm. The treatment plant also reported that 2.9 million gallons of flow came through the Lermond Cove outlet on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31.

Oct. 31 is the second highest flow for a day and Oct. 30 was the fourth highest. Combined, the storm appears to have set the record for flow from a single storm since the facility’s records were digitized in 2011.

There was a storm in mid-September 1994 that dumped more than 11 inches of rain in Rockland but that was spread out over a three-day period. That led to flooding including significant overflow of Lindsey Brook.

The Rockland City Council is scheduled to  meet Monday night with engineers Wright-Pierce to go overall a stormwater management plan for the city. That meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8.