Hochul: New York state is ready for powerful storm
Crews across New York state have been preparing for a storm Tuesday into Wednesday. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, gusty winds and snow to much of the state.
There will be more than 8,800 utility workers available and 75 massive generators to handle any power outages that affect traffic signals, Gov. Kathy Hochul said.
The New York State Department of Transportation and New York State Thruway Authority are checking and clearing storm drains and culverts.
Digital billboards are also being used to warn drivers.
“If you live in an area that typically floods – and much of our state is in flood zones – take some time to put together a go bag with your medication, your prescription, phone chargers, clothes and snacks,” said Hochul. “Think about the best route to take in an unlikely event of evacuation. And here’s my best advice, please stay off the roads.”
The state will be providing updates throughout the storm from the new State Weather Risk Communication Center at UAlbany.