2-day Conn. storm preparedness drill wrapping up - WFSB 3 Connecticut

2-day Conn. storm preparedness drill wrapping up

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut and local officials are finishing up a 2-day statewide emergency preparedness drill.

Saturday's exercise is supposed to simulate a major ice storm in the western region of Connecticut, but emergency officials from the rest of the state will be involved with the drill. It's designed to improve communication between utility companies and state and local governments during emergencies. The first 1-day exercise was held on Thursday.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said the two events will "create a blueprint of how we can improve our preparation heading into the height of hurricane season" which is predicted to be busier than normal.

Officials are focusing on improving communications for road clearing and utility restoration, opening local emergency operations centers, reviewing regional emergency support plans and establishing coordinated emergency shelters.

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