Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will remain activated to monitor and manage any issues that may arise as a result of severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. The EOC has been activated since March in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and has been staffed by the relevant emergency operations staff, in addition to public health officials.
The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the entire State of Connecticut through the morning of Wednesday, August 5.
“With the current forecasted track of Isaias, we can expect heavy rain and high winds beginning Tuesday afternoon,” Governor Lamont said. “We’re encouraging any restaurant owners and homeowners to secure outdoor furniture, tents, and awnings. We’ll continue to monitor the storm’s progress up the east coast and will provide updates as necessary.”
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The governor is reminding Connecticut residents of the following resources his office provides to make sure everyone is informed anytime there are significant weather events:
- CTPrepares website: The CTPrepares website contains several emergency preparedness resources, including tips on what people should do before, during, and after certain types of emergency situations. It also contains a list of important contact information that might be useful during a weather event, including the phone numbers for every utility company in the state in case an outage needs to be reported. In addition, announcements from the governor related to significant weather events are posted as they happen in the “News” section. The website is located at ct.gov/CTPrepares.
- CTPrepares mobile app: The CTPrepares mobile app is essentially a mirror image of the website but was specifically designed for mobile devices. Download it for free on iPhones and iPads at the Apple App Store, and on Android devices at the Google Play Store.
- Governor Lamont’s Twitter account: Throughout the duration of any weather emergency, Governor Lamont will continue to provide updates through his Twitter account, @GovNedLamont.
- DEMHS Twitter account: The staff at the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security also post updates on Twitter during emergency events. Their account is @CTDEMHS.