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Gov. Malloy: worst storm scenario expected for state

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state is likely to see the worst-case scenario from a powerful east coast storm and is urging residents to take the evacuation orders seriously. 

Malloy said strong storm surges are expected along the shoreline and power outages could possibly last for days. 

The governor says the water surges could be the worst since the New England Hurricane of 1938. 

The state has ordered mandatory evacuations for Sunday in parts of Bridgeport, Fairfield, East Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Branford. Voluntary evacuations are being urged in parts of Westport and New London.

CP&L officials say hundreds of crews including many from out of state will be ready, but they probably won't be able to begin repairs until Tuesday morning after the strong winds subside.

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