WESTON - Gov. Dannel Malloy's (D-Conn.) new disaster response plan got a stormy reception from some community leaders today.
The governor unveiled a list of recommendations yesterday, admitting the state and utility companies hadn't prepared properly for Tropical Storm Irene and last year's October nor'easter.
In Weston's Town Hall, First Selectman Gayle Weinstein told News 12 Connecticut she thought the plan was a good first step, but was disappointed it didn't contain more specifics.
She said she would have liked the governor to require power companies to designate a certain number of line crews to be on-call before a storm hits.
Back in October, nearly 80 percent of the town lost electricity, and Weinstein says it took more than a week to restore because Connecticut Light and Power waited until after the storm to call up mutual aid agreements.
Meanwhile, Redding First Selectman Natalie Ketchum says the governor's plan doesn't go far enough and doesn't affect change fast enough.
Ketchum says she's also concerned that if utility companies are fined, they're just going to pass those fines to customers and wants to see legislation protecting them.
Malloy says the recommendations released yesterday are just the first steps in getting the state fully prepared for a disaster and specifics will come with time.