A tropical storm watch has been issued for Connecticut’s immediate shoreline and the governor is asking residents in the watch zone to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine over the next several days and be prepared for potential minor to moderate flooding and some gusty winds.
Gov. Dannel Malloy is also urging residents to be prepared in case of potential power outages.
“Our office is receiving real-time updates on this storm and its path. Just as the state is monitoring and preparing, the public should do the same, especially residents in our shoreline communities,” Malloy said in a statement. “Based on Hermine’s current projected path, we do 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. This storm needs to be watched closely over the next three to four days.”
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Malloy’s office said the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is monitoring the storm very closely and is prepared to coordinate any potential state response.
The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is also participating in regular National Weather Service conference calls to get the latest information on the storm’s track and any potential impacts on the state.