Govenor Cuomo activates New York State Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, February 8, 2013

The northeast is bracing for a major winter storm that’s expected to dump 18 to 24 inches of snow on our region from today into tomorrow morning.

State officials are urging people to avoid any unnecessary travel. Roads are already being pre-treated with salt and brine, and more than 1,300 state plows will be out.

Jerome Hauer, State Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services said, “this is a dangerous storm with a lot of blowing snow and very significant winds that will make travel on Friday night into Saturday morning almost impossible.”

In anticipation of this weekend’s storm, and in an effort to use all state and local resources, Governor Cuomo activated the New York State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at noon today.