Connecticut Plans for Emergencies

Connecticut Plans for Emergencies

A relief plan for defense preparedness, and for coping with possible disasters, has been submitted to all local health officers in Connecticut by the State Department of Health.

Eight types of disasters, in which health officers would be called upon, were listed. They are: Floods and tidal waves, fires, winds and tornadoes, explosions, droughts and water supply failures, disease, earthquakes and military operations.

The plan recommended a general Disaster Committee to include Governor Robert A. Hurley, commissioners of health, highways, finance, dairy and food, welfare, fire and police, state forester, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, Adjutant General, and Red Cross representative.

Also outlined in the plan were methods to protect water supplies, sewage disposal systems, food outlets, ice plants and growing crops.

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