|Contact: Steve Jensen
|August 27, 2011|
GOV. MALLOY LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO KEEP RESIDENTS UP-TO-DATE ON HURRICANE IRENE, STATE PREPAREDNESS
Encourages residents to sign up for CT Alert - state's emergency notification system
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today launched a website dedicated to keeping state residents up-to-date on Hurricane Irene, its potential track, and the work the state is doing to keep residents safe. All pertinent information will be posted online and can be accessed at ct.gov/irene . In addition, state agencies have a link to the information on the front page of their websites.
Governor Malloy also used the opportunity to encourage people to sign up for CT Alert, the state's emergency notification system. This alert system is ongoing (not just for this impending storm), and residents can sign up for email or text message alerts in the event of a life-threatening emergency. To sign up for CT Alert, residents should visit ct.gov/ctalert/site/default.asp .
"The time to prepare is now," said Governor Malloy. "If the storm hits us, it's too late to get the materials, food and water you might need, particularly if the state experiences wide-spread loss of power. I'm committed to keeping residents up-to-date about our state's preparations, and in the case of an evacuation or other event, we'll make sure people know where to go, and when. More information is better than less in these types of situations, and I'm encouraging all Connecticut residents to take a moment to consider their situation, and what they need to do to prepare."