New Haven Board of Alders to Discuss Emergency Response Plan at Public Hearing

In the wake of an explosion at a chemical plant last December, the city of New Haven is trying to make sure residents will be notified sooner when an emergency situation develops.

On Dec. 22, 2016 an explosion at New Haven Chlora-Alkali, H. Krevit & Company blew part of the roof off the chemical plant at 73 Welton St. in New Haven and neighbors were evacuated for a couple of hours. Luckily, there were no injuries when that incident happened, but many residents weren’t informed of what happened until hours later.

Now the city wants to keep it that way if there were ever a similar emergency impacting the city.

The Public Safety Committee of the New Haven Board of Alders will hold a public hearing tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss what safety measures can be taken in an emergency situation. They will also discuss how the city can better communicate with the public in such an event, possibly by implementing a new notification system.

To view the meeting agenda, click here.

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