Governor Malloy: Gov. Malloy Partially Activates State Emergency Operations Center

 
{Governor Malloy Press Release Masthead}
 
 January 13, 2012
 
 
GOV. MALLOY PARTIALLY ACTIVATES STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Wind Advisory Has Been Issued for the Entire State
 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at noon today in preparation for today’s high winds.  The EOC will be staffed by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Department of Transportation, Military Department, State Fire Coordination, and the state’s utilities.
 
“After talking with my emergency management officials and assessing the situation, we will be partially activating the EOC at noon today,” said Governor Malloy.  “This will allow us to quickly respond to and coordinate any problems that may arise as a result of today’s high winds.”
 
A wind advisory has been issued for the entire state until midnight tonight.  Southwest winds are forecast to remain strong through the afternoon and into this evening with gusts to 50 MPH at times.  A few higher gusts to 55–60 MPH may occur in the higher elevations and along the coast.
 
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For Immediate Release: January 13, 2012
Contact: Scott DeVico
Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
Scott.DeVico@ct.gov
860-209-0334 (cell)