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MDC implements emergency action plan for Sandy

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The metropolitan District Commission announced Friday that it has implemented its Emergency Action Plan in response to Hurricane Sandy.

The MDC Command Center operates 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies.

MDC officials said that in order to prepare for the storm, MDC will make additional staff, fuel, generators and supplies available for any emergencies that may arise, and will coordinate its emergency action plan with officials in member municipalities.

In addition, specialty equipment has been prepositioned and construction equipment will be removed or secured on construction sites.

MDC officials said more than 95 percent of its water supply distribution area are served by gravity, therefore if there are any power outages, water service shouldn't be affected.

Officials said in the few areas serviced by pump stations, MDC has deployed on-site generators to provide backup power if necessary during Sandy.

Anyone experiencing problems with water service are asked to call the MDC Command Center immediately at 860-278-7850.

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