The following is summarized from the web sites of Eversource (https://www.eversource.com/content/) and The United Illuminating Company (UI) (https://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/home/)
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.
Eversource: How To Prepare For A MA Storm | Prepare For Outage | Eversource
United Illuminating: Storm Safety Information (uinet.com)
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE: Search by service name: Utility Service Providers
SOURCES: Eversource website; United Illuminating Company website
PREPARED BY: 211/nl
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2023