Local authorities went door-to-door along parts of the Connecticut coast to enforce mandatory evacuation orders and travelers were urged to get off state roads by sundown Saturday as Hurricane Irene barreled toward New England.
Power company officials say hundreds of crews are ready to restore electricity after Hurricane Irene hits Connecticut.
Airlines have canceled nearly all their flights to and from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Sunday because of Hurricane Irene.
As Hurricane Irene approaches, state lawmakers are reminding consumers that Connecticut’s anti-price-gouging laws took effect after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared a state of emergency earlier this week.
President Barack Obama declared an emergency for Connecticut early Saturday as residents readied for the first bands of lashing rain from Irene, which could be the first hurricane to make a direct hit on the state in 20 years.
With Hurricane Irene advancing on the state, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has announced suspensions affecting bus and train service.
Connecticut’s prisons have cancelled visiting hours Sunday in anticipation of poor road conditions due to Hurricane Irene.
The Associated Press has compiled the latest on Hurricane Irene preparations, state-by-state.
Even before its projected landfall in New England, Hurricane Irene was already delivering a blow to the region’s tourism industry.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared a state of emergency in Connecticut as residents stocked up on generators and other provisions Thursday and officials warned they should prepare for potentially prolonged power outages from Hurricane Irene, which threatened to dump up to a foot of rain on this already saturated state.