CT plans 2-day statewide preparedness drill

CT plans 2-day statewide preparedness drill

MGNonline
MGNonline

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities and utilities are participating in a two-day drill designed to prepare them to deal with emergencies.

The exercise, coordinated by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, will simulate a Category 1 hurricane hitting the state. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting eight-to-13 named storms this hurricane season.

The drill will be held on Saturday and on Monday. It is part of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Emergency Preparedness and Planning Initiative, which began in 2011, staring with the first such exercise in 2012.

Malloy said storms and other emergencies are inevitable, but the more everyone works together to limit the impact, “the better prepared we will be to identify and get aid to those most in need.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s