Local officials are urging residents to prepare for the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The National Weather Service has issued flood watches and warnings for eastern and northeast Ohio, and high wind warnings for most of the state through Tuesday.
Tuscarawas County Emergency Management Agency Director Patty Levengood says they’ve been told that the worst winds are expected between 8 pm Monday and 4 am Tuesday.
Levengood is urging residents to monitor storm developments.
Levengood also is asking residents to take safety precautions during high winds.
Levengood also offers the following preparedness measures.
For additional information on weather preparedness and safety tips, you can visit the following websites:
www.ready.ohio.gov and the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness’ site: www.weathersafety.ohio.gov.
American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
Keep up on road closures due to construction and severe weather at the Ohio Department of Transportation’s site: www.buckeyetraffic.org.