American Red Cross Opens Shelters, Responds After Significant Storm Damage
The American Red Cross has opened two shelters due to wide-spread power outages and damage caused by yesterday’s severe weather. The shelters are currently open and available to individuals and families who need assistance. These shelters are operated in coordination with the Towns of Southbury and Brookfield. The Red Cross is working closely with emergency management and government officials in the impacted areas.
May 16, 2018 - 5:31:02 PM

Eversource Restoring Power for Customers after Tuesday’s Destructive Storm
Facing difficult conditions, Eversource tree and line crews are working non-stop to repair the extensive damage caused by straight-line winds, lightning and hail that ripped through Connecticut Tuesday afternoon. Power restoration efforts are being impeded due to challenging travel conditions caused by hundreds of fallen trees blocking roads. Working alongside Eversource lineworkers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, crews have restored power to more than 71,000 customers since the storm hit. The company is advising customers in the hardest hit areas near Danbury and Newtown that they may be without power for multiple days. Town-by-town restoration estimates are now available at
May 16, 2018 - 5:26:38 PM

Statewide travel ban to be lifted at 5 p.m. today
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced this afternoon that the travel ban on state roads that went into effect early this morning will be lifted effective at 5:00 p.m. today, but he is still urging motorists to stay off the roads if possible this evening as conditions remain treacherous.
Mar 14, 2017 - 3:12:16 PM

Reviczky advises producers, residents to prepare for extreme winter weather
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky is advising producers and residents to take steps to protect livestock, pets and property during the expected upcoming periods of heavy snow.
Mar 13, 2017 - 5:12:57 PM

Malloy signs preparedness emergency ahead of winter storm, activates statewide travel ban beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed an order proclaiming a civil preparedness emergency in the State of Connecticut ahead of the major winter storm that is expected to impact the state on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. With dangerous weather conditions anticipated that will last throughout the day, the Governor has also signed an order activating a statewide travel ban that will begin at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday and remain in effect until further notice.
Mar 13, 2017 - 5:10:13 PM

Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital & Norwalk Hospital announces storm related closings
The National Winter Service is forecasting a winter storm which is expected to produce significant impacts to the region early Tuesday morning, March 14 into Wednesday morning, March 15. More
Mar 13, 2017 - 5:07:10 PM

Stamford Mayor Martin Declares Snow Emergency in Advance of Impending Blizzard
Stamford Mayor David Martin has declared a Snow Emergency, effective 8:00 p.m. today, in anticipation of the impending snowstorm. The Snow Emergency will require the removal of all vehicles on designated snow emergency streets. Alternate side of the street parking rules will also be in effect. City parking garages will be available free of charge after 5:00 p.m. today through the duration of the storm.
Mar 13, 2017 - 4:13:53 PM

DMV Cancels Road and Knowledge Tests Due to Expected Snow Storm Conditions
The Department of Motor Vehicles has canceled all road skills tests through Wednesday at noon when DMV plans to resume testing. In addition, knowledge tests are also canceled for only tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14. The cancelations are due to expected storm conditions.
Mar 13, 2017 - 4:10:43 PM

With Major Winter Storm Forecast for Tomorrow, DPH Warns of Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
With growing confidence that Connecticut will be impacted by a major winter storm on Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) warns residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and urges them to take steps to prevent deadly CO poisoning. In anticipation of power outages, DPH is very concerned about improper use of portable generators and other sources of heat, which could lead to CO poisoning. When power goes out many people run portable generators inside or close to the home, or use charcoal grills inside the home. Generators should be placed at least 20 feet from the house and never inside the house, on a porch, basement, garage or shed. Charcoal grills should never be used indoors.
Mar 13, 2017 - 4:06:40 PM

Norwalk reminds residents to prepare as strong Nor'easter moves toward the area
A dangerous winter storm will impact our area Tuesday with blizzard warnings, potential power outages and minor to moderate coastal flooding expected.
Mar 13, 2017 - 3:55:32 PM

City of Stamford Announces Warming Centers Open
Colder than normal temperatures and wind chills are projected for Connecticut through Saturday night and Governor Dannel P. Malloy has activated the State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits.
Dec 14, 2016 - 9:28:51 PM

Malloy to partially activate state Emergency Operations Center at midnight
Governor Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at midnight tonight to monitor storm conditions across the state and prepare for winter weather that could potentially impact travel Friday morning.
Feb 4, 2016 - 9:57:57 PM

Malloy updates on snow conditions
Governor Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon released the following statement regarding snow conditions in the state: "We are closely monitoring storm conditions, which vary greatly from area to area. Right now, southwestern Connecticut and towns along the shoreline are seeing the most accumliation, with travel along the I-95 corridor and the Merritt experiencing low visibility. I am encouraging those in the southern part of our state to remain off the roads if possible."
Jan 23, 2016 - 5:55:06 PM

Metro North to start shutting down service Saturday as blizzard continues
As the blizzard continues its march over our area, Metro North announced that it will suspend service systemwide Saturday afternoon. More
Jan 23, 2016 - 3:07:04 PM

UPDATE: NOW POSTPONED Hockey game in Bridgeport
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced that today’s game against the Hartford Wolf Pack has been postponed due to inclement weather. The team will play the contest at a later date.
Jan 23, 2016 - 1:02:35 PM

Mayor Ganim Declares Snow Emergency Beginning 10:00 A.M. Saturday
In anticipation of the pending winter storm due to impact Bridgeport beginning early tomorrow morning, Mayor Joe Ganim today declaring a snow emergency for the city to take effect at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday January 23, 2016. During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. Alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect as of midnight tonight for all other streets throughout the city in order to allow snow plow drivers’ clear passage. Since the emergency is being declared as of tomorrow morning, tomorrow will be odd side of the street parking. Sunday January 24th will be even side parking day and alternate side parking will be in effect until further notice. Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. A list of snow streets can be found on the City’s website by clicking here or the full link:
Jan 22, 2016 - 9:54:20 PM

Winter Storm Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued, Stamford to Declare Snow Emergency
Winter weather is expected to affect Stamford beginning tomorrow morning, with the potential for heavy snow, strong wind, and coastal flooding.
Jan 22, 2016 - 9:45:59 PM

City Reminds residents to be Flood Smart
Although the tracks of Hurricane Joaquin continue to move it further away from the East Coast, the City of Norwalk continues to monitor the storm. However, another weather system, unrelated to the Hurricane, is expected to bring rain, winds and mild to moderate coastal flooding to our area. Just as the City Departments met this morning to discuss preparations for potential flooding, residents are encouraged to continue to monitor the local weather over the weekend, especially those residents living in low-lying areas.
Oct 2, 2015 - 8:59:36 PM

With Hurricane Joaquin Potentially Threatening the East Coast, Senate Democrats Warn Consumers of Price-Gouging Dangers
With the track of Hurricane Joaquin uncertain but threatening the East Coast, Senate Democrats joined with first responders in the New Haven Emergency Operations Center today to warn consumers of the dangers of price gouging and serve notice to anyone seeking to exploit vulnerable consumers.
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:38:15 AM

UIL Tracking Hurricane Joaquin, Making Preparations
The United Illuminating Company (UI) and its sister companies, Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) and Berkshire Gas are monitoring weather forecasts and making preparations in advance of Hurricane Joaquin, which could bring high winds and heavy rain to the region this weekend and early next week. UI, SCG, CNG & Berkshire Gas are subsidiaries of UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE: UIL).
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:24:27 AM

Malloy: Fed aid for January blizzard has reached nearly $1.5 Million
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday announced that nearly $1.5 million in federal assistance has been received by Connecticut since President Obama approved his Disaster Declaration request for New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties as a result of the January 2015 blizzard. During the storm, some areas saw more than two feet of snow, with many towns – particularly in eastern Connecticut – devastated for several days or more.
Aug 8, 2015 - 11:39:36 AM

Malloy announces launch of mobile tool to help residents find medical and home supplies during emergencies
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) today announced the launch of a brand new public tool in the event of a natural disaster, storm or other type of emergency that will provide consumers with information they need in order to quickly and safely get medicine, supplies, or treatment when travel is difficult and business closures are prevalent.
Mar 2, 2015 - 12:37:39 PM

DMV Road Tests Canceled for Monday, February 2
The Department of Motor Vehicles announced Sunday that road skills tests for license applicants are canceled for Monday (February 2) in Danbury, Hamden and Willimantic due to expected storm conditions. The agency, usually closed Mondays, had set up some special testing in these offices. To re-schedule a test customers should call 860-263-5700 within the Hartford area and those outside the Hartford area can call toll-free at 800-842-8222. DMV will also be contacting customers with appointments.
Feb 2, 2015 - 2:38:45 AM

Stamford snow emergency ends at 6 a.m. Wednesday
Stamford Mayor David Martin has stated that the snow emergency will end effective at 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Additional updates and reminders are provided below.
Jan 28, 2015 - 1:19:46 AM

Gov. Malloy lifts travel ban
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on this morning the he has adjusted the state’s travel ban. As of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the ban has been lifted for local roads and local travel in Fairfield and Litchfield counties. The ban remains in place for the rest of the state until further notice.
Jan 27, 2015 - 9:18:36 AM

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