Governor to open state emergency center due to snowstorm
With the coming snowstorm, the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will open at 4 a.m. on Monday to monitor conditions across the state and coordinate any assistance that may be necessary.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed the EOC opening while urging people, if possible, to avoid traveling by car on Monday morning.
“State emergency management officials continue to prepare for the potential impacts of this storm and continue to provide me with regular updates,” Malloy said.
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The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings for the entire state from this evening through Monday afternoon. From 6 to 12 inches of snow could fall in Connecticut, with the highest accumulations inland.
In addition, Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Monday, Feb. 2, and is directing nonessential state employees to report to work at 10 a.m.
"Private sector companies may want to consider similar plans," he said.
Helping the most vulnerable
Those in need of shelter should call 2-1-1. The state’s severe cold weather protocol is in effect through Feb. 8, with certain state agencies coordinating with 2-1-1 and Connecticut’s network of shelters to ensure that the state’s most vulnerable people are protected from the severe cold weather.