New Milford, CT – FirstLight, the owner and operator of five hydroelectric facilities along the Housatonic River, today announced the rollout of an enhanced Flood Notification System for the communities below, or downstream of, the Stevenson Dam in Monroe, Connecticut. The Lower Housatonic River occasionally experiences floods due to poor weather and the thawing of snowpack in the spring. During these flood events, FirstLight issues emergency notifications to local and state emergency response officials in each of the affected communities in accordance with federal hydro license requirements.

To support the impacted communities’ need to anticipate and respond to flood events, FirstLight will now provide an option for members of the general public to automatically receive these same notifications through text messages or emails, which will be issued simultaneously with the emergency notifications to local and state officials.

Lower Housatonic River area residents can sign up to receive notifications here.

FirstLight Power is a leading clean power producer, developer and energy storage company serving North America. The company is also a steward of more than 14,000 acres and hundreds of miles of shoreline along some of our most beautiful rivers and lakes. For decades, our renewable assets have been delivering clean, safe, reliable electricity to serve our communities. To meet the demand for clean energy as states and provinces transition away from fossil fuels, FirstLight has advanced our mission and swiftly expanded our portfolio to include solar, battery storage and investments in offshore wind – in addition to our legacy pumped-hydro and hydroelectric assets.