CL&P bringing in out of state workers

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(BERLIN, Conn. – October 29, 2012) The effects of Hurricane Sandy are being felt across the state, with wind speeds increasing and water levels on the rise.  Connecticut Light & Power’s response has begun, and workers have come from across the country to assist CL&P in its restoration effort. 
“More than one thousand line workers have arrived from as far away as the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Washington,” said Bill Quinlan, CL&P Senior Vice President of Emergency Preparedness.  “Crews continue working as long as it is safe to do so, and our first priority is always responding to emergencies and ensuring public safety.” 
As workers arrive at CL&P’s facilities to assist in restoration, they receive additional training and attend safety briefings.  A few workers took time to share their insight on working with CL&P in a video that can be viewed at http://youtu.be/nbUaXfNitg8..
SAFETY FIRST Safety is the top priority for electrical workers and customers.  Customers are reminded to stay at least 10 feet away from all downed wires and anything they touch.  Any dangerous situation should be reported to emergency responders by calling 9-1-1. 
COMMUNITY RESPONSE CL&P will continue to coordinate a community-wide response with town, state, and emergency management officials.
For information on the statewide response, please visit Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at www.ct.gov/demhs.  The Connecticut American Red Cross, one of CL&P’s partners in emergency preparedness, provides helpful information and resources at www.ctredcross.org
OUTAGE REPORTING To report a power outage, call CL&P at 800-286-2000 or use the “Report an Outage” link at www.cl-p.com.  For tips and updates from CL&P, followus on Twitter @CTLightandPower and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ctlightandpower.