Keene, NH-With Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall in the coming days, City of Keene officials are meeting in a precautionary fashion to monitor the storms progress.
The storm which is presently picking up steam along the east coast at the moment is a category 1 storm and with it brings heavy rains and strong winds estimated at 50 miles per hour, as for the expected amount of rain, staff meteorologist Pat Pagano says look for anywhere from 3-6 inches which could create potential flooding.
As result city officials remind residents in the area, especially those located on the Beaver Brook corridor and nearby areas of West Keene that have experienced flooding in the past, to consider shutting down all heating and electrical devises early and move items left on floors to a higher ground so to avoid any potential damage in the event flooding does occur.
For those residents looking to make sandbags to protect their homes, make pick up bags at the city Central Fire Station on Vernon Street and sand at the Public Works building located at 350 Marlboro Street.
In the event Sandy’s land fall does have a strong impact on the area tune into WKBK for the Storm Information Center as we will keep the area update throughout the course of the storm.