A report on Hurricane Sandy’s impact was issued at 11 am Tuesday by the Potter County Department of Emergency Services (DES). There were no road closings and only small, localized power outages as of that time. All Potter County schools are closed on Tuesday, with the exception of Austin, which had a two-hour delay in the start of classes. All state and county offices are closed.
Fire and ambulance services across the county were manning their stations to assist with debris removal, traffic control, power interruptions and any emergencies that might arise. Potter County DES is compiling damage reports, road closure information, power outage updates and unmet needs. Drivers should use caution, as there are still trees on highways in some areas.
DES reports between 1.75 inches and 2.55 inches of rain has fallen over the past 24 hours. No major flooding is reported or expected. Residents are advised to stay alert by listening to the National Weather Service forecast for updates. Weather updates are available online at weather.gov.
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