Gov. Malloy says all state park campgrounds to close Sunday due to storm

Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Dannel Malloy continues to caution Connecticut shoreline residents about possible flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine.

All Connecticut state park campgrounds will close at noon on Sunday, September 4, 2016 due to anticipated weather conditions. Gov. Malloy will also implement the state Emergency Operations Center in Hartford starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

“After assessing the current forecast with emergency management officials, I have decided to partially activate the state emergency operations center on Sunday evening to monitor conditions across the state.  This will also allow us to better coordinate any assistance to our municipalities that may be necessary”

The 11 state park campgrounds, which provide more than 1,400 campsites, include:

– Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
– Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
– Black Rock State Park, Watertown
– Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent
– Housatonic Meadows State Park, Sharon
– Kettletown State Park, Southbury
– Hopeville Pond State Park, Sprague
– American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted
– Mount Misery State Campground, Voluntown
– Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret
– Lake Waramaug State Park, New Preston

Campers at state parks will be able to receive full refunds for the nights they will not be able to use their reservations.

Gov. Malloy will hold a news briefing at 10:15 a.m. Sunday morning to provide updates on the state’s preparations for Tropical Storm Hermine.

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