Originally Posted by oilmillcharlie
What is Governor Malloy going to do plow wind and water???? How about cut up fallen trees that the DPW have been cutting down for months. Rediculous!!!!!
Look, I'm no fan of Gov. Malloy by any stretch of the imagination, but closing the highways was the right call. Some people will do whatever they feel like doing regardless of the obvious dangers involved. Those are the same people you end up having to rescue or recover later using valuable resources (Police/Fire/EMS) simply because the chose to go out instead of staying put! This does not apply obviously, to those who HAVE to evacuate areas of high risk in search of higher ground. As far as limited access highways like the Meritt Pkwy, it is filled with trees from the Greenwich border all the way to the Wallingford 91/691 split. It's not the first time that trees have fallen and killed a motorist or two on some part of the road. Why would anyone drive on it and put themselves at risk of death from falling trees during a storm like this is beyond comprehension! Closing the highways was a wise choice! It's better to be safe than sorry! People do STUPID things during severe weather, STUPID! Milford had a 40 year old man go SWIMMING, SWIMMING during the height of the storm last night. Now we have to use local and Coast Guard resources looking for this idiot who is now missing! Most likely, given the circumstances around last night which prevented any rescue attempts, he will wash up somewhere! They tell people to stay home, but what do they do?, go right to the shoreline to "see" or "check out" the storm surge! Seriously, really? What don't people understand about the word "dangerous"? It is because of these reasons that drastic measures sometimes have to taken during times like this!