Bradford County Preps For Hurricane Sandy
As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Northeast, preparations across the Twin Tiers are underway.
Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in New York and Governor Corbett has warned Pennsylvania residents of the storm's dangerous potential.
The Emergency Management Agency in Bradford County is gearing up for hurricane Sandy to hit in the next couple of days.
The EMA has been in contact with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, PenDot and heavy equipment suppliers to draw on for resources in case of an emergency.
Right now, it's still too early to predict just how much damage could be done, but 4 to 5 inches of rain is to be expected in the Athens area, along with wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour.
The EMA is advising that people stay in doors and stock up on food and necessities that will last a week, just in case.
John Ambrush of Bradford County's Emergency Management Agency says it's important for people in the area to stock up on the basics, "food, water, toiletries, batteries, radio, and keeping in touch with the outside world by by the several media outlets that we're pushing information through."
The EMA says they should have a clearer picture of how the storm is tracking by Saturday night, but it's not expected to be as devastating as Tropical storm Lee.