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Winter Storm Warning from 8:00 AM Saturday through 2:00 AM Sunday morning


October 28, 2011

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau has issued a Winter Storm Warning through 8:00 AM Saturday through 2:00 AM morning: Fanslau said, “The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Winter Storm Warning, for a snow storm that will come into Sullivan County with heavy snow potential (total of 6 to 10 inches with up to 12 inches in the highest elevations of the Catskills).

Snow will begin Saturday morning and taper off early Saturday night. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s with winds north 10 to 20 mph with gust up to 25 mph. Heavy wet snow and gusty winds will likely cause damage to trees and power lines resulting in power lines resulting in power outages, difficult driving conditions are likely especially over the hill and mountain tops.

County residents are also urged to have enough flashlights and extra batteries, canned goods and bottled water for 48 hours, in case of power outage or emergency. Residents are encouraged to make arrangements to check on elderly neighbors, and arrange for pets to be housed either inside, or with proper shelter.

During the storm all County residents are urged to remain indoors and off roadways whenever possible. If residents must drive, they are advised to exercise extreme caution when driving through this storm.

Sullivan County officials are taking appropriate action, to ensure all precautionary measures are being taken, and implementing contingency plans to respond to potential blizzard conditions. County officials will remain in contact with the towns, village and volunteer first-responders throughout the storm, as they monitor the situations in their own communities.

Residents and visitors are urged to visit the County website, www.co.sullivan.ny.us, for current news and information. Also, please keep checking the NWS Binghamton website for updates as well as local news outlets for local closings. The County government will open for normal business hours on Wednesday, weather permitting.”