Cuomo Tells New Yorkers to ‘Be Careful’
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo spend Sunday traveling from Long Island to the Adirondacks, informing New Yorkers of storm preparation and warning everyone to use common sense and be careful.
Cuomo made stops in the New York City and Long Island regions, where the storm is predicted to hit, as well as upstate areas in the Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and Adirondacks that suffered during last year’s storms Irene and Lee.
The governor says 1,100 National Guard troops have been deployed, and he’s monitoring utility companies in the event of power outages.
Cuomo says no one should panic, but the storm should not be taken “lightly.” He urges New Yorkers to be “prudent”.
“We know there’s going to be a lot of rain and we know there are going to be very high winds,” Cuomo said.
The governor says a “problematic” storm surge is expected in the New York City- Long Island region.
“Whatever it is, it is going to be very serious,” Cuomo added.
A state of emergency for all of New York has been in effect since Friday, people in low lying coastal areas have been evacuated, and many schools are closed.
And, the governor warned people to stay off the roads.