Monroe County has activated its Emergency Operations Center on Scottsville Road to deal with the expected impact of Hurricane Sandy.
County Executive Maggie Brooks made the announcement Sunday, saying that activating the center will help a number of local agencies coordinate response to the storm.
Brooks says even with the expected 3 to 5 inches of rain over the next couple of days, the high winds, with gusts of 60mph or more could cause the bulk of the problems, especially along the lakeshore.
There are no evacuations planned right now, but the county has used an automated calling system to advise lakeshore residents to take precautions. The county is also making available sandbags for towns that need them.
To help the with issue of poor drainage flooding, Brooks asked residents to do what they can to make sure storm drains and the edge of streets are cleared of leaves.
The county also has hundreds of citizen volunteers that could be called on to help as well.