National News

Malloy preaches storm preparedness during height of hurricane season

Posted September 5

— As the height of hurricane season approaches, Connecticut's governor wants to make sure people are prepared.

Gov. Dannel Malloy is holding a news conference at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss preparedness.

Malloy will be visiting the New Haven Emergency Operations Center for his discussion.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Malloy said the principal threat to Connecticut typically occurs between mid-August and mid-October.

Malloy and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will be joined by State Department of Energy Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro.

This past season has already been extremely active with Harvey hitting Houston and the Gulf Coast and now massive category 5 Hurricane Irma poised to buzz the Caribbean and take aim at Florida.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said Irma has the strongest sustained winds since Wilma in Oct. 2005. Currently, they were recorded at 185 mph.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all