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November 3rd, 2011

Governor Encourages Volunteersm

by LonSeidman

During his daily 6 pm news conference Wednesday night, Governor Malloy issues a call for volunteers to assist others during the storm recovery. “Doctors and nurses should contact the Red Cross or local shelters to render what assistance you could. Your skills will be greatly apprecaiated,” he said.

Malloy also point out how impressed he was with those average citizens who have already stepped up to the plate. ” Some who are having power turned back on are immediately stepping forward to help at shelters and warming stations. Even some without power are helping out. I’m very proud of the citizens of this state.”

In Torrington, the senior center was divided in half where some residents needed minor assistance in care, but certainly didn’t need to be hospitalized. A list of warming centers can be found at www.211ct.org

November 3rd, 2011

Municipal Utilities Fare Better After Storms

by LonSeidman

CT Mirror
By Jan Ellen Speigel

Lost in the storm over storm response by the state’s two major utilities is the fact that about a half-dozen communities are at least partially served by neither. They are served by municipal electric utilities, which for the most part has meant fewer outages and faster restoration when the power did go out during this storm and tropical storm Irene two months ago.

“The situation is there is no situation,” said Mike Hughes, communications manager for Norwich Public Utilities, at 107 years old, among the youngest of the municipal electric utilities in the state. At the peak, he said, 450 of their 22,000 customers lost power. “And they weren’t out for more than an hour.”

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