Connecitcut: Saturday News Update for August 8, 2020


Connecitcut: Saturday News Update for August 8, 2020: Storm Clean-up continues, Power companies still addressing issues, Absentee ballots reminders, What's Open in ct and more.

As of Saturday morning, 288,580 Eversource outages remained, which is 22 percent of its customers.United Illuminating's outages were at 29,557.

On Friday, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down on Tuesday in Westport. 

The tornado was confirmed to have touched down between 1:4 p.m. and 1:41 p.m. with winds reached between 95 and 105 miles per hour. The tornado traveled 50 yards and was measured to be 25 yards wide. 

As of Saturday morning, Westport still has 9,964 outages, which is more than 75 percent of the town. This is subject to change during the weekend. 

Additional crews join clean-up efforts as Eversource expects 99% of outages restored by Tuesday night

New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park closed due to damage from Isaias until further notice. 

DEEP updates list of open, closed state parks and areas following Isaias a CLICK here for the Saturday List.

Also happening this weekend, Students, teachers and parents gear up for the school year, it may look a little different in each district for the latest news check www.mycommunityaccess.com

Connecticut’s primaries are just days away, but some voters still haven’t received their absentee ballots.Some 20,000 ballots weren’t sent out on time, forcing town clerks to scramble.People can also vote in person if they don’t get their ballots, but again no one is sure how the pandemic will impact in person turnout.

Voters who applied for an absentee ballot but have not yet received it by mail should request a new absentee ballot from their town clerk. The original ballot will be invalidated. Those who received their absentee ballot should return the completed ballot by mail or the local ballot boxes as soon as possible.

By state law, absentee ballots that arrive by mail after 8 p.m. on Aug. 11 cannot be counted, so officials encouraged residents to use their municipality’s absentee ballot drop box before that time.

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