Gov. Malloy Announces State Park Campgrounds To Close Sunday At Noon

(HARTFORD, CT) -(CBS Connecticut)  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today is continuing to caution shoreline residents about possible flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine, especially those in low-lying, flood prone areas as tropical storm warnings have been issued for the immediate Connecticut coast.  In addition, all Connecticut state park campgrounds will close at noon on Sunday, September 4, 2016, due to the anticipated conditions.

The Governor will also partially activate the state Emergency Operations Center in Hartford beginning 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,” Governor Malloy said.  “If you live in a low-lying, flood prone area, please stay alert to changing weather conditions, especially during high tide cycles over the next few days.”

Campers at state parks will be able to receive full refunds for the nights they will not be able to use their reservations.  Reserve America will be directed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to issue refunds to campers who had reservations for Sunday night.  Additional refunds will be made to those campers who have reservations beyond Sunday night at Hammonasset Beach State Park and Rocky Neck State Park, which will both open later in the week.  Monday marks the end of camping season for all state park campgrounds, except for Hammonasset and Rocky Neck.

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

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