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Emergency officials urge residents to be prepared this hurricane season

Historically, September is the month with the most storms during hurricane season. With Hurricane Irma headed for the Florida area, Connecticut officials are urging people to be prepared in case a storm moves up the Atlantic. 


Governor Dannel Malloy says the state has made substantial improvements over the last several years.  He noted that the state is better prepared now than in 2011, but as with Harvey, they can not really predict the entire fall out of a storm. 


Malloy says they learned different lessons after Irene, Sandy and several large snow storms recently, because they're all different.  Malloy added that the utilities have also prepared, in part because of pressure they faced after Irene and Sandy.  


The New Milford Community Emergency Response Team urged residents to create or renew emergency kits, review and update, if necessary, emergency plans, and know where emergency shelters are located.  Information on how to develop a plan and lists of what a disaster kit should include can be found on the FEMA website.

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