Lamont Declares State of Emergency After Thursday Storms and Tornado

This article was published on: 08/29/20 12:25 PM by Mike Minarsky

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has proclaimed a civil preparedness emergency – also known as a state of emergency – in response to the significant damaged caused by severe weather that struck parts of Connecticut on Thursday. The declaration authorizes the governor to order certain actions that will help expedite the response.

Immediately following the storm, the governor deployed approximately 100 personnel from the Connecticut National Guard Response Force and two search and rescue teams to East Haven and Branford to assist in the response. Route clearance teams were also sent to North Haven.

“This powerful storm that moved so quickly into our state yesterday evening caused severe damage in certain communities and left thousands without power, just a couple of weeks following similar damage from Tropical Storm Isaias,” Governor Lamont said. “I remain in consistent communication with town leaders and utility officials so that we can move resources to where they are most needed at this time.”

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