Malloy, Utilities: We\’re Ready for the Storms

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Bad weather was on the agenda Tuesday as Forecaster-In-Chief Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with state\’s utilities to plan for the next major storm.

Saying the state could face more severe storms this summer than usual, the Democratic governor met with utility companies behind closed doors for about an hour Tuesday in Hartford. Malloy and the utility companies said storm response should be better than it has in the past two years, when Hurricanes Irene and Sandy pummeled the state.

\”We may not get everything right every time but we will hold everyone, including ourselves in state government, accountable,\” he said.

Malloy also said the state will test the response of the utilities and local agencies with an ice storm drill on Thursday and Saturday. The governor said 150 of the state\’s 169 municipalities have agreed to participate in the exercise.

And should the goal of the utilities be better outage prevention or faster power restoration after a storm?

\”It\’d better be both,\” Malloy said.

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