Lamont activates Conn. National Guard to help with Isaias cleanup

Maya Rajamani
August 06, 2020 - 4:01 pm

Gov. Ned Lamont


HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday deployed the Connecticut National Guard to help with Tropical Storm Isaias recovery — a day after he declared a state of emergency amid widespread power outages. 

National Guard members will help clean up roadways and restore power to Connecticut residents, Lamont said on Twitter Thursday afternoon. 

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“Right now, 4 route clearance teams are being deployed to support the removal of large debris blocking roadways,” he wrote. “Each team consists of 3 vehicles, including an excavator, and 7 personnel.” 

“Connecticut Army and Air National Guard assets are being utilized to support these route clearance efforts,” he added. “As always, I appreciate their assistance to our state and our residents.”