The City of White Plains is making early preparations for a powerful storm that could bring strong winds and rain to the area early next week.
Sandy, a Category 2 hurricane, already left behind damage in Jamaica and Cuba and is on a path that could eventually bring it to the Northeast late Monday, according to WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West.
In preparation, White Plains public works employees are already out clearing storm drains and catch basins to mitigate potential flooding, according to a statement from Mayor Thomas Roach's office. The statement also urged residents to not pile leaves near the street, as they could clog these drains and lead to flooding.
The National Weather Service has already issued a hazardous weather outlook, stating that there is "increasing confidence that the Tr-State area will feel the impacts of a major coastal storm late this weekend into early next week".
Residents are urged to monitor weather predictions during the days to come.