Thursday, February 25, 2016
Declaration will Help Accelerate Power Restoration Efforts Throughout the State
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today declared a limited State of Emergency to help accelerate power restoration efforts following last night's storm that produced heavy rain, strong winds, and power outages across the state. The declaration is necessary to assist out-of-state utility crews in their efforts to help power restoration in Connecticut.
"This declaration is necessary to allow utility crews from Canada to enter the United States and help with power restoration in the state," Governor Malloy said. "I am committed to do everything in my authority to help the residents of the state who are still without power and this declaration will help that effort."
As a result of this order, Eversource will be able to bring in needed crews to help achieve its goal of 99 percent restoration of power by late tomorrow night.
State emergency management officials continue to work with the state's utilities and local communities to help facilitate full power restoration.
**Download: Governor's limited State of Emergency declaration