CT Lawmakers Give Malloy Storm Response Ideas

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut legislators are forwarding more than a dozen recommendations to Gov. Dannel Malloy on ways to improve the state’s response to storms like the remnants of Hurricane Storm Irene.

The ideas were sent to Malloy on Tuesday. They come from input gathered from municipal officials, citizens, utility workers and executives as well as public safety officials during two days of legislative hearings.

Malloy has convened his own task force that is evaluating how Connecticut prepared for and responded to the Aug. 28 storm. That group has said it will consider the legislators’ recommendations as part of its review.

The ideas include requiring utilities to trim trees more often, making cell phone infrastructure a priority for power restoration as well as requiring municipalities and the utilities to create formal communications plans.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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