Gov. Malloy to participate in drill simulating ice storm emergencies

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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) – On Wednesday, Governor Dannel Malloy will participate in day two of the state’s emergency preparedness drill simulating an ice storm.

“Storms and other emergencies are inevitable, but the more we all work together, the more we can limit the impact of those disasters so that aid reaches those most in need of help, roads, schools and businesses can re-open in a timely manner, and communities can return to normal sooner than might otherwise be possible,” Gov. Malloy said.

Local fire officials and the state’s Urban Search and Rescue team will assist in the simulation of a multi-car accident into a high-rise building as the result of conditions from an ice storm.

The drill at the Connecticut Fire Academy involves state and local governments as well as utility companies and is designed to improve communication among the state’s partners during emergency situations.

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