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Supervisor Grace: Yorktown Ready For Hurricane Season

Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace said the town is fully prepared for Tropical Storm Andrea and any possible hurricanes coming Westchester's way.
Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace said the town is fully prepared for Tropical Storm Andrea and any possible hurricanes coming Westchester's way. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- With Tropical Storm Andrea approaching Yorktown Heights, town Supervisor Michael Grace said the town is ready.

"We're fully prepared for this and we have our emergency operations protocols that we used during Sandy," Grace said Thursday. "We have our Emergency Response Team trained and ready to go if we need them. And our shelter will be fully manned if necessary so we're in good shape."

The town's shelter is located at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center at 1974 Commerce St. Grace recommended that residents check the town's website frequently for any possible updates through the weekend in anticipation of Tropical Storm Andrea.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch Thursday afternoon for Westchester County. Flash flooding is possible with widespread heavy rainfall coming Friday and into Saturday ahead of Tropical Storm Andrea. The flash flood watch went into effect just after 2 p.m. Thursday and is expected to last until 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the NWS.

The NWS previously issued a hazardous weather outlook for Westchester County for Friday with heavy rainfall and urban and small stream flooding possible. Rain totals are predicted to be 2 to 2.5 inches or more from the low pressure system and its extensive tropical moisture, according to a previous report.

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