Important news regarding Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Empire State, it is absolutely critical that families and individuals take every possible step to be prepared, keep informed and stay safe.

No one should underestimate the potential impact of this storm. Make no mistake -- Sandy's heavy rains and extremely high winds pose very serious and potentially life-threatening risks throughout our region, and the potential for flooding, deadly storm surges, widespread power outages, and downed power lines is very real.

All New Yorkers are urged to pay close attention to the storm’s progress and use common sense throughout the storm to remain safe and let emergency responders, public work and utility crews do their jobs.

Below are some critically important informational links to help you stay informed in the coming hours and days.

Storm Information: Governor's Office

National Weather Service – Track Hurricane Sandy

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services