Malloy releases Thanksgiving message for CT residents

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office is releasing $183,000 in state funds. (WFSB file photo)

Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday urged shoreline residents to monitor and prepare for the storm over the coming days.

“Our office is receiving real-time updates on this storm and its path," Malloy said. "Just as the state is monitoring and preparing, the public should do the same, especially residents in our shoreline communities.

Malloy said that based on Hermine’s current projected path, his office "does not believe it will have a major impact on the state," but it "does have the potential to produce some gusty winds and minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially in low-lying areas along the shoreline."

"Power outages are also a possibility with this storm," he said. "This storm needs to be watched closely over the next three to four days.”

Shoreline residents should closely monitor #TropicalStormHermine; Prepare for potential flooding and gusty winds → https://t.co/gjfjkyj8Ox— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) September 2, 2016

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection's Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security continue to monitor the storm.

Based on Hermine's current projected path, the biggest impact on CT would be minor/moderate coastal flooding.— CTDESPP/DEMHS (@CTDEMHS) September 2, 2016

In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott called the storm life-threatening.

He warned residents that crews could not rescue people during the storm.

Forceful winds and heavy rain delivered a punch to that state as Hermine made landfall as a category 1 storm around 1:30 a.m. on Friday.

Here are some photos.

A total of 51 counties in Florida are under a state of emergency. More than 6,000 National Guard members are on standby to help.

One death was reported. Scott said a homeless man was killed when a tree fell on him as he was sleeping in a tent. He was discovered Friday morning.

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