Power Outages

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The following is summarized from the web sites of Eversource (https://www.eversource.com/content/) and The United Illuminating Company (UI) (www.uinet.com/)

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A POWER OUTAGE

Connecticut residents should have the following items on hand to prepare for a possible power outage:

Additional preparations can include:

Anyone in the household who uses electronically operated life-support or medical monitoring equipment should register with their utility company as a “life support” customer and have a back-up plan in the event of a prolonged power outage.

WHAT TO DO DURING A MAJOR STORM

During a major storm that threatens to disrupt power, Connecticut residents should take the following recommended actions:

HOW POWER GETS RESTORED

During a major power outage, utility companies work with local town officials to identify priorities in restoring power service. Usually, fire and police stations, hospitals, shelters, water and sewage treatment plants receive highest priority. After that, any damaged substations, main electric lines and wires must be repaired before power can be restored to individual houses and streets. Until then, utility companies urge the public to be patient and to be as well prepared as possible.

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE: Search by service name: Utility Service Providers

SOURCES: Eversource website; The United Illuminating Company website

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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2017