GREENBURGH, N.Y. — With New York in a state of emergency, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said town officials are doing everything they can to prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
Highway crews worked around the clock Saturday to clean drains and remove obstructions like large branches from the road. Feiner said Greenburgh residents can report damage, downed electric wires and roadway obstructions to the Greenburgh Police Department at 914-682-5300 or Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED.
As of Sunday, Town Hall will remain open and the Public Works Department will still collect trash on normal schedule Monday, Feiner said.
Metered parking will be suspended in Hartsdale on Monday, except for the Site A and Site C parking garages and lots, according to the Hartsdale Public Parking District. East Hartsdale Avenue residents can seek emergency parking on the Site F garage behind the Metro-North station — which normally houses commuter cars, but MTA closed its services Sunday until further notice — to avoid flood damage to their cars.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring high winds with gusts up to 75 mph from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon, according to AccuWeather.com. The strongest winds are expected on Monday afternoon into the evening.
A flood watch is also in effect in Greenburgh through Tuesday afternoon, as Sandy could bring 2 to 4 inches of rain early Monday morning through Tuesday. Some areas could see up to half a foot of rain, AccuWeather reported.
Centers like the Anthony F. Veteran Park and Theodore D. Young Community Center will both be available Monday should any residents need to seek shelter or food after losing power.
Feiner said they're taking the storm warnings in stride.
"Right now we're just trying to prepare," he said. "People need to be careful and safe."
Check back with The Greenburgh Daily Voice for more storm updates.