-A weird morning at the CT Post: Monday morning the City of Bridgeport announced that UI would close a substation, thus shutting down electricity in areas including the Post’s building. As a result, staff at the Post got busy finishing up work and preparing to leave for other Hearst papers’ newsrooms or home. But 12noon and came and went and the lights were still on. It turns out the high tide flood waters didn’t flood the substation.
-9:53 pm Monday night an announcement from the Emergency Alert System cut in to all programming – telling those trapped in their houses to hang a white sheet out the window. We thought of the thousands of times we’ve seen/heard those alerts when they have indicated “this is only a test”. This time it most certainly was not.
-We don’t know much about meteorology but we thought the markets’ newest meteorologist, WTNH’s Erika Martin did a good job during the storm coverage. All the weathercasters, who clearly worked so hard these past few days, seemed intent on informing us and doing so in with appropriate urgency but without hysteria. Station managers, can you please take some of the millions reaped during this election season and at least throw everybody a great party? Gift certificates for Thanksgiving turkeys don’t count.
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