Safety

Hurricane - Be Ready, Be Informed!
  • Power Outage Prevention
    Power outages are often caused by tree damage. United Illuminating wants you to know that they are constantly working to help. Preventative measures taken to avoid outages: Investing...
  • Storm Surge 101
    We often hear the term storm surge during hurricanes and other large storms, but what is storm surge? A storm surge is a high flood of water caused by wind and low pressure. It...
  • Did Weather Cause the Crash?
    **Correction: In the video above, I mention that the convective line was moving from east to west...it was moving from west to east** While at this point, it's just speculation...
  • High Wind Safety Tips
    What To Do When High Winds Are Expected: High winds are usually associated with storms but there are times that the passing of a storm may cause for a windy day. It is important...
  • Preparing for the Big One
    Erin CoxNEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Heavy rain always has the potential to cause problems at power substations. With that in mind, United Illuminating is trying to take preventative...
  • “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!”
    Lightning is a killer. A friend of our sister, was killed when they were on a golf course and took shelter in a small shed. I was told the tree next to her was struck and it was...
  • Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season
    It's hard to believe while it's 90+ degrees and sticky outside that we need to think about being prepared for hurricane season. Are you the neighbor that is prepared? or are you...
  • Firework Danger
    Wow, it's the fourth of July already!  And you know what that means, yep, fireworks.  However, fireworks are very dangerous, ALL fireworks in fact.  About 20% of...
  • Flash Flood Safety
    There is weather safety information all over. There are pamphlets and internet sites and talks. I thought it might be a good thing to put a little information on different weather...
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