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Malloy Signs Declaration of Emergency for Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

In advance of Hurricane Sandy’s likely impact on Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed a Declaration of Emergency, otherwise known as a state of emergency, according to a press release from the governor's office. 

The Declaration of Emergency provides Governor Malloy with a number of emergency powers, including:

  • The ability to modify or suspend any state statute, regulation, or requirement (for example: altering work hours, waiving licensing requirements, etc.)
  • The ability to order civil preparedness forces into action
  • The ability to designate vehicle and person routes and movements

“The forecast path of Hurricane Sandy has convinced me that the signing of this declaration is necessary, and will help us react more quickly and effectively in the event of a serious weather event,” said Governor Malloy. “This storm needs to be taken seriously and just as the state is taking preparatory actions, I encourage the public and all of the state’s utility companies to do the same."

Attached to the article is a PDF version of the signed declaration.

louis October 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM
It is better to be safe than sorry. Fantastic job folks! I am thoroughly impressed with our public officials. In order to strengthen our request for federal aid, have they appointed a point person and connected with the major employers telling folks to stay home on monday. We wouldn't want commuters on the road making matters worse for our first responders. Falling oak trees crushing cars create unnecessary risks. Also encourage them to pay their staff, even temporary staff who live paycheck to paycheck. If it gets much worse, they have the option of declaring martial law...
louis October 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM
please! let me know if they declare martial law
louis October 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM
have we made a list....have we checked it twice?

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