Connecticut’s governor says he expects Monday night’s high tide will cause flooding that will take out power substations and sewage treatment facilities along the state’s shoreline.
Reviews are continuing of the preparation and responses to the freak October snow storm and the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Both storms left hundreds of thousands in Connecticut without power for days.
Connecticut’s second largest utility company has agreed to pay nearly $40,000 in fines to settle claims it didn’t keep proper records on how it handled potentially harmful substances.
Municipal leaders told Connecticut lawmakers on Monday they were frustrated by the response to last month’s tropical storm by the state’s electric utilities, despite assurances from the two largest companies that they did a good job preparing for and responding to Irene.
Utility crews in Connecticut restored power to more than 80,000 customers in the past 24 hours, dropping the number of outages below 200,000 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.