FREEPORT - Just a week after Hurricane Sandy tore through Long Island, officials are urging evacuations of damaged homes and people living in low-lying areas ahead of an approaching nor'easter.

State and local officials say that residents should seek shelter while the weather is still calm.

County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) says that Red Cross shelters are open and have plenty of room to accept more people.

The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 50 mph.

WEATHER UPDATE: Nor'easter on the way