Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today cautioned residents about Tropical Storm Andrea, which formed in the Gulf of Mexico last night and is expected to have an impact on Connecticut beginning on Friday.
“Hurricane season is indeed upon us, and our storm luck being what it is, residents should start to make preparations for inclement weather,” said Mr. Malloy. “The current forecast is calling for heavy rain, minor flooding, and high winds, so I want people to take common-sense precautions to secure their property and be aware of deteriorating conditions as this storm approaches.”
The National Weather Service indicates that Tropical Storm Andrea currently has winds in the 60 mph range, which are expected to diminish as it approaches. Flooding in low-lying areas and some rivers is possible due to heavy rains that are likely to impact the Friday afternoon rush hour. Bridgeport, New Haven, New London, and other coastal communities may experience tidal flooding.
The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) continues to monitor the storm and is ready to coordinate any response or assistance that may be necessary.