The State Emergency Operations Center was fully activates as of 8 a.m. on Sunday.
Gov. Dannel Malloy's office activated the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the state's response in advance of Hurricane Sandy's arrival.
"Now is the time to prepare," Malloy said. "Although the exact track of the storm is still uncertain, we are preparing for this storm to have a significant impact on the state and the public should do the same."
"Because it is being referred to as a hurricane or tropical storm, many of our residents think it's a 12-hours cycle. It is not. It looks to be substantially longer than that and that's why any evacuations need to happen on Sunday at daytime hours," Malloy said.
The state has launched a website to provide information on Sandy.