Long Island preps for potential hit from Isaias
Officials on Long Island are urging residents to be ready for a potential impact from Isaias.
The storm, which is currently heading toward Florida, could hit the tri-state area if it stays on its current track.
Officials say people should be putting together an emergency preparedness kit with food, water, batteries and other supplies to last for everyone in the home for at least three days.
They say people shouldn't panic, but they should remain vigilant.
"This storm has strong potential for strong surf, dangerous rip currents, high winds, heavy rainfall and coastal flooding," says Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
Officials say they will open extra facilities if needed to accommodate social distancing during the pandemic. They say they'll also have personal protective equipment (PPE) on hand.
PSEG Long Island says it's also ready with crews on standby to work 16-hour shifts to restore power if needed.