Governor Malloy has partially opened the Emergency Operations Center
LITCHFIELD, CT (WFSB) -
A tornado watch has been issued for Litchfield County.
The watch is in effect until 9 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the rest of the state.
Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said a "tornado watch" means that conditions are favorable for a tornado but there are none in the state.
Governor Malloy partially activated the state's Emergency Operations Center at 3:30 p.m. today.
"After assessing the situation with emergency management officials, I have directed a partial activation of the EOC beginning at 3:30 today," Governor Malloy said. "This will allow us to better coordinate with municipalities and state agencies, and respond quickly should we have power outages or other damage from these potential storms. I encourage Connecticut residents to closely monitor weather conditions throughout the day and evening, and take proper precautions to stay safe."
Connecticut Light & Power said their emergency response planning is well under way in anticipation of Thursday night's storm.
CL&P issued a statement saying all employees are ready to assist in the restoration effort and the company has begun reaching out to its sister companies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, for additional utility crews.
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Norwich Public Utilities also said they have crews standing by.
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