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State to Monitor Wind Damage

Emergency Operations Center will open Saturday at 8 a.m.



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    Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered the partial activation of the state's Emergency Operations Center to monitor possible damage from high winds this weekend.

    The EOC, which is located at the State Armory on Broad Street, will open at 8 a.m. Saturday.

    "This will allow us to quickly respond to and coordinate any problems that may arise as a result of Saturday's potentially high winds," Malloy said.

    High Wind Warnings have been issued for parts of Windham County, New London County and southern Middlesex County Saturday. Wind gusts could top 55 to 60 miles per hour there, according to NBC Connecticut Chief Meteorologist Brad Field. High Wind Advisories are posted for the rest of the state.

    There is a potential for some power outages Saturday. Representatives from the state's utilities will be at the Emergency Operations Center to monitor the situation, Malloy said.