Updated 10/29/2012 01:59 PM
SEMO: Action plan in place
First responders from across the state are updating the public on their preparations for Hurricane Sandy. Our Brooke Selby is at the State Emergency Management Office in Albany with more.
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State's Emergency Operations Center has been activated for the storm.
They say they're expecting high winds and are warning residents that could cut power for a long period of time, possibly at least a week. They have mobilized sites where food and water will be available. They say they have about one million meals ready to go.
"Now is the time to start listening to emergency officials. If they're telling you now to evacuate, you need to evacuate and you need to take your personal safety kits with you. And get to high ground and get to a shelter," said Steven Kuhr, Executive Deputy Commissioner and Director of Emergency Management.
They're also encouraging people to stay off the roads.