Gov. Cuomo activates NY Emergency Operations Center in advance of Tropical Storm Hermine

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated on Sunday at noon in advance of Tropical Storm Hermine.

Gov. Cuomo is also directing state officials to be on alert in advance of the tropical storm.

The governor’s office says the National Guard is on alert with high-axel vehicles and heavy equipment and are ready for an immediate response. Resources are also being stockpiled including sandbags, generators, and pumps.

“While there is still uncertainty as to how far west the storm will track as it approaches New York State, we stand ready and prepared to respond with emergency equipment, supplies and personnel.” Gov. Cuomo said. “I strongly urge all New Yorkers – especially those in the path of the storm – to stay updated by checking local weather reports and using NY Alert‎ to follow the storm’s progress throughout the weekend.”

Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall early Friday morning in Florida as a weak Category 1 Hurricane.

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