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Redding Official Unhappy With Eversource Storm Response

Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton said she is upset with the response from Eversource following a recent storm that left dozens of residents without power and trees down.
Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton said she is upset with the response from Eversource following a recent storm that left dozens of residents without power and trees down. Photo Credit: File

REDDING, Conn. -- Eversource only sent one tree truck and one line crew to Redding following the Feb. 24 thunderstorm that left 25 percent of residents without power and trees down across town, according to the Redding Pilot.

Add in a lack of information from Eversource to town officials and residents, and you have unhappy leaders and townspeople, First Selectman Julia Pemberton told the Redding Pilot. It wasn't until three days following the storm that the company sent a large number of trucks, from Canada, and began working in Redding where dozens of residents were still without power, said the Redding Pilot.

Pemberton also told the Redding Pilot that the company needed to have a plan in place for a really big storm, such as Superstorm Sandy, and that she planned on bringing up the company's poor response during the next Western Connecticut Council of Governments meeting, which brings together leaders from other affected towns.

Click here to read the Redding Pilot story.

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