After meeting with power companies on Friday, Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said his state is ready to handle the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
“We are better prepared than ever for whatever comes our way,” he said.
Weather commentators have dubbed the hurricane “Franksenstorm,” warning that it may be one of the most damaging to hit the eastern United States in the last century.
Sandy is expected to make landfall somewhere between Virginia and New York on Tuesday.
“Governor Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. to coordinate the state’s response in advance of Hurricane Sandy,” read a statement on Malloy’s website. “Based on the current forecast, it is anticipated that the state EOC will go to full activation on Sunday at 8:00 a.m.”
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Coumo has issued a state of emergency for all 62 counties in New York.