Prague leads call for generators in federally-subsidized housing

Hartford (AP) - Some state lawmakers are calling for generators at federally-subsidized housing units out of concern for elderly residents.

State Sen. Edith Prague of Columbia says extended outages pose risks for seniors who rely on elevators, hallway lighting and even oxygen machines.

The Democrat on Friday called on the federal government to install backup generators at units subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

She said people's lives were put in danger at an elderly housing complex in Franklin when it lost power because of Hurricane Sandy in late October.

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