A wind advisory has been issued for the entire state of Connecticut, the National Weather Service announced on Friday.
In response, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office said it will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center at noon. It 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,” Malloy said. “This will allow us to quickly respond to and coordinate any problems that may arise as a result of today’s high winds.”
According to a news release from the governor's office, "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."