BERLIN, Conn. – July 26, 2012 – Connecticut Light & Power’s (CL&P) emergency response planning is well under way in anticipation of tonight's strong storms. The storms, which are expected to bring powerful winds and heavy downpours to the state, have the potential to cause extensive damage throughout the region. All CL&P employees stand ready to assist in the restoration effort and the company has already begun reaching out to other utilities, including our sister companies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, for additional utility crews.
"We want our customers to know that we’re closely monitoring weather forecasts and are prepared to respond quickly and safely in the event of widespread power outages,” said CL&P Senior Vice President of Emergency Preparedness Bill Quinlan. "Our town liaisons will be in direct communication with each community we serve throughout the storm to keep them updated on restoration efforts. We will also be coordinating closely with state and municipal officials to keep them informed."
CUSTOMERS URGED TO STAY SAFE
Customers are reminded to be prepared for the storm by preparing a storm kit and making arrangements to look out for their families, friends and neighbors.
A storm kit should include: