The panel formed by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to review the preparations and responses by the state, utilities and others to the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the freak October snowstorm is wrapping up its work.
Malloy said the committee will present its final recommendations Jan. 9.
Meanwhile, the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security on Tuesday announced that it plans to improve disaster planning and communications between state and local emergency officials and the utilities.
Officials from the agency said they expect they will have to hire a consultant to help them expand the state’s current emergency plans. The final version is expected Aug. 1.
Each storm left hundreds of thousands of power customers in the dark for days — some for as long as 11 days.
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