PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – It’s been one year since a freak pre-Halloween snowstorm hit the area, and Port Chester may have another kind of storm on the way – a hurricane. The National Weather Service upgraded Tropical Storm Sandy to a hurricane on Wednesday. The storm was moving through the central Bahamas by Thursday afternoon and is expected to hit the U.S., moving up the East Coast over the next few days. “We just heard about it,” Lt. Jim Ladeairous, spokesman for the Port Chester Police Department, said Thursday. “If anything happens, it’s supposed to be next week, so I think it’s a little too early to worry about it yet.” Late this weekend into early next week, “there is increasing confidence that the tri-state area will feel the impacts of a major coastal storm,” the National Weather Service reported, noting the potential for heavy rainfall, high winds, coastal flooding and beach erosion. The impacts of the storm on the Northeast will become clearer over the next few days. “Even if it does come, what are we going to do?” said Ladeairous. “When stuff like that hits, you just have to take the days as it comes. We’re not going to evacuate or anything. We get some flooding in spots, but luckily we’re blocked by Long Island.”? After last year’s snowy upset, are you getting ready for another pre-Halloween storm? Take our poll and leave your comments below.
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