The grey skies outside today may be an indication of what’s to come this weekend, as The National Weather Service reports Hurricane Irene could make it’s way to Westchester on Saturday.
According to a hazardous weather outlook issued for the area, “The exact timing is still uncertain…but heavy rain causing flooding and strong winds will likely begin as early as Saturday night.”
The most recent information available from the service indicates that the category 3 storm is now over the Bahamas and is moving north.
In Bedford, the NWS forecast currently calls for thunderstorms on Saturday night, with “tropical storm conditions possible” for Sunday. And according to Accuweather.com, just over four inches could fall on Sunday.
Bedford Police Chief Williams Hayes says they are “reviewing all of our procedures and plans” and working together with the other town departments to ensure preparedness.
He urged residents to sign up for the recently reinstated Nixle alerts so as to receive notifications via text or email from the department with updates on road closures, accidents and more. You can sign up for the alerts by going to the town website or at www.nixle.com.
Hayes also suggested residents visit www.ready.gov and to “always have a plan.”