Press Release From Colleen Flanagan, Director of Communications, Governor Dannel P. Malloy:
GOV. MALLOY WARNS RESIDENTS TO BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES THIS WEEKEND DUE TO HEAVY SNOW
(HARTFORD, CT)-With the season’s first winter storm approaching Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy warned residents to be prepared for possible power outages due to heavy snow falling on trees, many of which still haven’t lost their leaves. Because of the early onset of this storm in the season, many trees still have foliage which will become increasingly heavy with the wet snow forecast to fall. Gov. Malloy’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection staff have been in touch with power and utility companies to discuss preparations ahead of the storm.
“Without ringing the alarm bells about snow in Connecticut, the reason I’m warning residents about this particular storm is because of the possibility of power outages,” said Gov. Malloy. “So today and tonight, think about what you’d need if the power went out – batteries, battery-powered radios, flashlights and of course ways to keep warm – extra clothing and blankets and be sure to check your generator if you have one. Hopefully this won’t be a blockbuster storm, but it is rare to have this type of potential so early in the season.”
Gov. Malloy will hold a conference call with his agency commissioners later today, and afterward, with cities and towns across the state.