CL&P Briefing-1st Day of projected 3-Day Heat Wave

Monday, June 24th, 2013

 

CL&P Emergency Preparedness Briefing
Monday, June 24, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
CL&P Prepared for Heat Wave and Possible Thunderstorms
Operational Status: MONITORING Mode

WEATHER SUMMARY
·        Hot and humid weather will continue for at least three days.  Possibility of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms today from 2 – 8 p.m.; threat of wind gusts of 40 – 50 mph

SYSTEM STATUS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE
·        CL&P works every day to prepare for severe weather and is well-prepared for the forecasted heat wave and possible thunderstorms
·        We continue to monitor weather conditions

SAFETY FIRST AND ALWAYS
·        Employees and all others affected by the heat are reminded to stay safe by drinking plenty of fluids, maintaining a well-balanced diet, and following recommended work/rest cycles
·        Customer reminders, in the event of outages, include: safety around downed wires and proper generator use.  For safety tips, go to www.cl-p.com

STAFFING/RESOURCE PLANNING
·        No changes in work schedules are anticipated

LOGISTICS
·        Storerooms are well-stocked with materials

OPERATIONS
·        CL&P’s operational status is currently in MONITORING mode.  Conditions exist that could present a potential risk to the electrical system in time, but currently pose no immediate threat
·        All substations and critical system components are being inspected; all scheduled system work is being completed, where possible; the transmission system is in normal configuration
·        Transmission Operations is coordinating closely with ISO-New England, Connecticut’s Regional Transmission Operator.  At this point, there are no anticipated additional actions that would affect customers or the overall reliability of the electric system
·        A heat wave preparations call was held at noon today
·        The CL&P Emergency Operations Center is not scheduled to open at this time

COMMUNICATIONS
·        To report an outage, call 800-286-2000 or visit www.cl-p.com
·        For restoration updates:
–        Visit the Storm Center at www.cl-p.com
–        Follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower
–        Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ctlightandpower
–        Text the word “outage,” followed by a space and your zip code to 24612

2013 TAX BILLS TO BE MAILED OUT AT THE END OF JUNE

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Tax bills will be mailed out at the end of June and are payable by August 1st without interest penalty.  If you do not pay your bill(s) on or before August 1st, there will be a 3% interest charge for August payments, with a $2.00 minimum on each bill.

 

Saturday, June 22 – Dog Licensing Session at Ashlawn Farm Farmers Market 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

A special Saturday dog licensing session will be held June 22 at the Farmers Market at Ashlawn Farm from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Lyme residents wishing to license their dogs should bring a current rabies vaccination certificate, spay/neuter certificate (if applicable), and the fee in the form of cash or check.  Altered dogs:  $8.00, Unaltered dogs $19.00.

 

Park & Recreation Summer Programs Announced

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Summer Park & Rec programs (click here)

REMINDER: DOGS MUST BE LICENSED ANNUALLY IN JUNE

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Remember to license your dog!  Dogs must be licenses annually during the month of June (Connecticut State Statute Section 22-338).  Dog licenses are available in the Lyme Town Clerk’s Office.  Please bring current rabies vaccination certificate, spay/neutre certificate (if applicable), and payment.  Altered dogs:  $8.00.  Unaltered dogs:  $19.00.  $1.00 late fee per month after June.  Cash or check only.