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Malloy Expresses Concern About Structural Safety After Rains

Gov. Malloy discussed several area roof collapses and other problems the rain may bring, during a visit Monday to nearby Branford.

 

Governor Dannel Malloy visited Branford town officials at the Branford Fire Department Monday afternoon to discuss damage from the blizzard.

Malloy said one of his biggest concerns at this time, was the Monday morning rain. He said he was worried that, as it freezes it could lead to worsened driving conditions and structural damage to buildings. (See video for Malloy's comments)

Branford Fire Department officials confirmed several collapses in town, including the old Meineke building on West Main Street (see photo), greenhouses at Vaiuso's nursery and partial damage to a building at the Greens Condominiums. In Guilford, prior to Monday morning, the roof on the Guilford Food Center Collapse. And following the storm this weekend, it appeared as though the Acquadome roof in Madison may have suffered a partial collapse, emergency workers said. 

The Branford Fire Department shared the following signs of structural collapse on its Facebook page.

  • Sagging floors or ceilings
  • Cracks in the walls or ceilings 
  • Strange or loud noises coming from the structure 
  • Bowed outside walls 
  • Doors or windows that suddenly no longer work properly 

The above are generally new issues, it would not be cracks, etc., that have been there for a long time. If any of these conditions arise suddenly in your home or office please call 911 and leave the building.

Cathy Marsh February 12, 2013 at 02:12 PM
I heard the the roof at the old Cheseborogh Ponds (Unilever) collapsed in Clinton.

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