Category: Weather

Governor Lamont announces landmark new climate law

NEW HAVEN, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today joined state agency officials, legislators, and environmental stakeholders on the New Haven Green to highlight the enactment of Public Act 22-25, a landmark new law that includes a number of actions that will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector, improve air quality and…

Norwalk Mayor Rilling Issues an Extreme Heat Advisory and Activates Cooling Centers for the City of Norwalk Beginning Tuesday, July 19

Norwalk, CT – Today, July 18, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued an extreme heat advisory for the City of Norwalk, beginning July 19th through Sunday, July 24th and shared details on cooling centers that will be available throughout the community. The advisory follows Governor Ned Lamont’s announcement advising Connecticut residents to prepare for extreme heat in…

CT DPH Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani Reminds Residents To Take Necessary Precautions During May Summer Heat Event

HARTFORD, CT – With temperatures anticipated to approach 100 degrees this Saturday and Sunday, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD, is reminding individuals who will be spending time outside or in non-air-conditioned spaces to be cautious during periods of intense heat during the day. “Typically, we do not see heat events like…

Mayor Rilling has declared a Snow Emergency in Norwalk; residents encouraged to prepare for weekend Nor’easter

Norwalk, CT – As the State and City prepares for a significant Nor’easter tonight and tomorrow, a winter storm warning is in effect. Mayor Harry Rilling has declared a Snow Emergency effective today, January 28 at 3 p.m. Residents and businesses are reminded to take precautions to keep safe during severe winter weather. Cooperation from…

Governor Lamont extends state’s severe cold weather protocol through February 2, urges residents to prepare for below normal temperatures for next two weeks

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that due to trends in the forecast indicating that temperatures in Connecticut will generally average about 10 degrees below normal for the next two weeks, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol – which he activated on Friday, January 14 – to remain in…

Governor Lamont announces six Connecticut counties approved for federal agriculture disaster declaration due to Hurricane Ida

Farmers in Approved Areas Are Eligible to Apply for Emergency Loans Due to Production Losses HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that he has received notice from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that an agriculture disaster declaration has been approved for portions of Connecticut due to the impact of the…

Eversource Crews Responding as Tropical Storm Henri Comes Ashore with Heavy Rains and Strong Winds

Energy company reminds customers to stay clear of downed power lines and report outages BERLIN, CT – Thousands of line and tree crews from as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Canada and beyond are working non-stop to restore power to Eversource customers following intense rain and high winds from Tropical Storm Henri. Workers are…