Strong Winds Knock Out Power Across CT
Thousands of Connecticut residents found themselves in the dark following high winds and heavy rain brought in by Tuesday evening's storm.
While sustained winds of up to 40 mph swept over the state, 65 mph gusts were reported in some areas. The storm was responsible for bringing down both electrical lines and trees, causing damage to several homes and blocking off roads.
At the peak of the storm Tuesday night, up to 25,000 Connecticut customers experienced power failures. By Wednesday morning, approximately 2,500 were still without electricity.
For many, Tuesday's power outage is only one of several outages they've experienced in the last few months. Connecticut was battered in 2011 by August's Hurricane Irene, a rare October snowstorm and several other strong wind storms. Residents are urged to be prepared for any unpredictable weather that 2012 may bring. Contact Tower Generator for help choosing the emergency backup generator that's right for your home or business, and get the power of peace of mind!
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