State storm advisories will be translated into Spanish

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Emergency press conferences from the state armory in Hartford will be translated in Spanish and will include a sign language interpreter as part of an effort to improve crisis communications, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday.

The governor typically holds press conferences in the state Emergency Operations Center during severe weather events like hurricanes or blizzards. On Thursday, Malloy announced that his office will take steps to ensure those emergency messages reach more people

“Recognizing that Spanish is the second most common language spoken in Connecticut, and that many ethnic media outlets are overburdened with translation services during emergencies, we will include Spanish translations of materials during activations of the Emergency Operations Center. That begins immediately,” Malloy said.

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