UI To Shut Down Power For 47,000 Customers

From Mayor Finch:

According to United Illuminating, significant portions of the City will lose power when the New Congress substation will be de-energized sometime early this evening. Approximately 47,000 households are served by the substation and it is expected that residents will be without power for an extended period of time.

UI officials made the decision to shut the substation due to the catastrophic flood levels caused by the extremely high tides expected when the storm hits the Bridgeport area this evening.

Governor Malloy announced that he will be sending an additional 20 state troopers and more than 100 National Guard troops to Bridgeport to augment the already robust police presence in the City.

For storm-related incidents call the Emergency Operations Center at 203.579.3829

To report a power outage call 1-800-7-CALLUI.

For emergencies call 911

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