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Approval of the emergency declaration allows the state to request direct federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”
Many businesses aren't properly prepared for dealing with a disaster, Dr. David S. Markenson, the director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, told the Business Journal.
Business interruptions from power outages and other hurricane effects could account for about one-third of total insurance losses in the disaster.