Flights cancelled arriving/departing from Rochester airport
Posted at: 10/29/2012 7:15 AM | Updated at: 10/29/2012 7:55 AM
Airlines continue to ground flights ahead of the storm Monday morning.
More than 30 flights into Rochester and more than 40 flights departing from Rochester are cancelled. Most of those flights are headed to cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy like Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.
In Rochester, the Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 10 a.m. and stay open 24 hours until further notice.
County Executive Maggie Brooks explained how authorities are preparing for Hurricane Sandy. She said sandbags are available to communities along the Lake Ontario shoreline and the Town of Webster has up 200.
Brooks also said emergency crews will be briefed throughout the day as the storm approaches. Here's what she said you can do to help. “Residents should make sure that drains at the edges of streets should be cleared of leaves. What that's going to do is allow any water that accumulates in the street drains to function properly.”
Four Red Cross volunteers have been sent downstate to help with storm response. Erin Caldwell of West Bloomfield left Sunday night. She will be in Albany to help with communications. Three other volunteers -- Tony Muscolino from Manchester, Sarah Perkins of Henrietta and Winnie Romeril of Wheeler -- left Friday.