Yorktown is already gearing up for Hurricane Sandy, slated to hit late this weekend and early next week.
Periods of heavy wind, rain and flooding is expected. The Yorktown Emergency Preparedness Committee (E.P.C.), consisting of Yorktown Police Chief Daniel McMahon, Public Safety Office Larry Eidelman, Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace, Highway Superintendent Eric DiBartolo and representatives from the town's emergency responders and school districts convened for a public preparedness meeting this Friday afternoon Town Hall.
The meeting was recorded and will be televised on local access throughout the weekend.
Below is a statement sent out by Public Safety Officer Larry Eidelman:
The emphasis of the meeting was to make the public aware that the town is preparing for this event and putting crucial equipment and resources into place in advance. We also want the public to use this time to prepare by stocking up on necessary food and non-perishable goods as well as flashlights, portable radios, extra medication(s), water, gasoline, pumps, generators, etc.
The EPC will meet again on Sunday at 1:00pm at Town Hall to discuss the latest scenarios and advisories. If there is a significant power outage, the town may make the decision to open the shelter at the YCCC [Yorktown Community and Cultural Center]. We would most likely do this sometime after the worst of the storm has passed and we can safely evaluate road conditions, power disruption and other factors. The generator is already in place at the YCCC and has been hooked up so it is ready to go. All town equipment has been tested and is staged for the storm.
Patch has compiled all local storm coverage into this guide, from preparing your house for the squall to what local nearby roads will be like.
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