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Malloy Expresses Concern About Structural Safety After Rains

Gov. Malloy visited town officials at the Branford Fire Department, discussing several local roof collapses and other problems the rain may bring.

Governor Dannel Malloy visited Branford town officials at the Branford Fire Department this afternoon to discuss damage from the blizzard. In addition to discussing damages in Branford with First Selectman Unk DaRos and State Representative Lonnie Reed, Malloy discussed the condition of the state and some concerns as well. 

One of the biggest concerns at this time, he said, was this morning's rain – especially as it freezes as 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. 

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.

Stay tuned to Branford Patch for more on Malloy's visit.

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