NYS Emergency Management Operations Center opened

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ALBANY,
N.Y. — At one p.m. Friday afternoon the state officially activated the
Emergency Management Operations Center.

There
are more than 30 state and federal agencies ready to coordinate emergency
response across the state.

In
the basement of the operations center officials are ready to deal with impacts
on transportation, people and food delivery.

The
group is in constant contact with the governor as the storm develops and
shifts, and they're telling people, if you aren't home yet, get home as soon as
possible – because the dangerous elements will most likely hit early evening
and continue over night.

“Expecting
high winds blowing and drifting snow even after plows pass a few times were
expecting roads to stay dangerous very cold tonight, black ice and drifting
snow is going to be an issue for the next few days,” said Greg Brunelle,
Director of the EMOC.

Friday
at six, the command center is keeping a close eye on downstate and how they
plan to help that area that is still so vulnerable after being hit by Hurricane Sandy.

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