Gov. Malloy partially activates emergency operations center to monitor Hermine

HARTFORD - Governor Dannel Malloy  updated Connecticut residents regarding tropical storm Hermine Sunday morning.

Malloy spoke alongside Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman from the State Emergency Operations Center in Hartford.

He said that the storm may have minimal impact but the biggest concern is minor to moderate flooding during high tide,  dangerous rip currents, and any wind conditions that may develop. He calls on people along the shoreline to stay up to date with any changing weather conditions, especially during the high tide cycles over the next two days.

He will also partially activate the emergency operations center at 6 p.m. Sunday to monitor conditions across the state, and be ready to send assistance to any community should it be necessary.

Metro-North may also suspend service in the unlikely event wind gusts reach 40 mph or more.

Malloy also urges Connecticut residents to download the free CT Prepares app for tips on  preparing in case there's an emergency.

The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for areas bordering the Long Island Sound on Saturday. High winds and increased surf are expected to impact the region beginning Sunday evening. You can get the latest Hermine forecast here.