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Governor to partially activate Emergency Operations Center tomorrow night

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The state Emergency Operations Center in Hartford will be partially activated by governor on Sunday night. (WFSB file photo) The state Emergency Operations Center in Hartford will be partially activated by governor on Sunday night. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Before the governor opens the Emergency Operations Center, Gov. Dannel Malloy will meet with the media on Sunday morning. 

The state Emergency Operations Center in Hartford will be partially activated at 6  p.m. on Sunday, Malloy announced on Saturday.

"After assessing the current forecast with emergency management officials, I have decided to partially activate the state emergency operations center on Sunday evening to monitor conditions across the state.  This will also allow us to better coordinate any assistance to our municipalities that may be necessary," Malloy said in a statement on Saturday. 

The governor advised people in "low-lying, flood prone areas" to "stay alert to changing weather conditions, especially during high tide cycles over the next few days."

The Governor will hold a news conference to provide updates on the state's preparations for Tropical Storm Hermine at the William A. O'Neill State Armory at 10:15 a.m. 

The governor said due to the threat of possible flooding from the storm, all Connecticut state parks will close at noon on Sunday

The following 11 state park grounds, which have more than 1,400 campsites, will be closed by Sunday afternoon: 

  • Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
  • Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
  • Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  • Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent
  • Housatonic Meadows State Park, Sharon
  • Kettletown State Park, Southbury
  • Hopeville Pond State Park, Sprague
  • American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted
  • Mount Misery State Campground, Voluntown
  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret
  • Lake Waramaug State Park, New Preston

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