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Hurricane Sandy is on course to hit the East Coast and New York State in the coming days. In preparation for the storm’s potential impact, Governor Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help mobilize resources to local governments and rapid response efforts.
New Yorkers should make sure they have a storm emergency kit ready and include items such as non-perishable food, water, cash, filled prescriptions, a battery-powered radio, first aid kit, supplies for any pets, flashlights and extra batteries. The Governor also encourages New Yorkers to check in with neighbors, especially the elderly or disabled, who might need assistance to ensure that their needs are met if emergency instructions are issued. Additional tips for New Yorkers include:
With unpredictable weather conditions, the Governor is activating all levels of state government, working with federal and local partners to follow storm developments, and taking the greatest precautions – especially after our state’s experience from last year’s storms. Click here to read about the Governor’s preparations for state transportation, utilities, flood control, and health and safety.
Although the exact path of the storm is still unclear, the Governor encourages New Yorkers to closely monitor reports on TV, radio and online for the latest information on the storm. To get the latest updates, follow the Governor on Twitter and subscribe to our Storm Watch list. You can also visit www.governor.ny.gov or connect with the Governor on Facebook.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN NEW YORK...CENTRAL VERMONT...NORTHEAST VERMONT...NORTHWEST VERMONT AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL BE A FEW DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL TODAY. ANY SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON WILL MAINLY BE CONFINED TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE VALLEY OF NEW YORK WITH JUST A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CHAMPLAIN VALLEY. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONG WINDS WILL BE THE MAIN IMPACT FROM SANDY. BASED ON ITS CURRENT TRACK AND EVENTUAL LANDFALL NEAR SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY...WINDY TO VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTH COUNTRY BEGINNING MONDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS...50 TO 70 MPH...WILL BE MOST CONCENTRATED ALONG THE WEST SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES...THUS POWER OUTAGES CAN BE EXPECTED. OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTH COUNTRY...EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ANY NORTHWARD SHIFT IN WHERE SANDY MAKES LANDFALL WOULD RESULT IN A GREATER THREAT OF EVEN STRONGER WINDS...AND THOSE WINDS WOULD IMPACT A MUCH LARGER AREA OF THE NORTH COUNTRY. THIS SITUATION WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED. RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN. THIS WOULD RESULT IN RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ON SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. TAKE THE TIME THIS WEEKEND TO EXAMINE YOUR PROPERTY AND DETERMINE IF ANY ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PREPARE FOR STRONG WINDS AFFECTING YOUR SPECIFIC LOCATION. FOLLOW THIS WEATHER SITUATION CLOSELY! VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO. YOUR LOCAL MEDIA IS ALSO A GOOD SOURCE FOR WEATHER INFORMATION.