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Hurricane Sandy is making the news today in Western New York. Already the National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued two warnings related to Sandy. A Flood watch will be in effect from 5PM Monday afternoon until 2PM Tuesday Afternoon, duration of 21 hours. The same hours apply for a high wind warning. Rain is forecast everyday in our area through at least next Friday. The chance of rain is 100 percent through Tuesday during the day. 
As for temperatures, today the high is expected to be in the mid 40’s, around 40 tonight, in the lower 40’s on Monday, rising into the mid 40’s at night and then up to the lower 50’s on Tuesday. 
The wind is expected to begin to increase to 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Monday night and 25 to 35 with gusts up to 60 on Tuesday, before dying down Tuesday night. 
Residents are advised to prepare themselves for flooding, wind damage, and power outages. Tops market has sent out an e-mail to its bonus club members giving a check list of items they should have in the home to weather out the storm and a 5 dollar coupon for purchases of at least 50 dollars.
Included in that list is at least one gallon of water per person per day, essential medications, a first aid kit, ready to eat, non perishable foods, a manual can opener, baby supplies if necessary, and supplies and pet carriers if you plan to take your pets to a shelter. Also flashlights and batteries. It is also advised that you have cash on hand if there should be no power for the use of atm and credit cards.
 Governor Cuomo has urged New York residents to follow tips on Safety, travel and insurance protection in wake of the impending visit from Hurricane Sandy. The Governor on Saturday continued overseeing state preparations across the state for the potential impact of Sandy in the coming days. The governor has also begun deploying members of his cabinet to all regions of the state to coordinate with local officials the monitoring of the storms progress.
A Batavia man has been charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated and with Leandra’s law, having a passenger under 16 while under the influence of alcohol. The driver is identified as 48 year old James Alvut of the Putnam Road in Batavia. Alvut was stopped while driving on the Putnam Road. He also refused a chemical test. Alvut is in jail with bail set at 10 thousand dollars.

19 year old Joseph Rains of East Park Road in Grand Island was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana yesterday. The arrest came at the Rolling Hills Mall in the Town of Bethany. He was found with the marijuana and a glass smoking pipe in his back pack. He will be arraigned in Bethany Town Court on November 27th.


The operator of a motorcycle was injured in a one vehicle accident
Friday on the Bloomingdale Road in the town of Alabama. 61 year old Michael Julicher of Millersport Highway in Amherst was taken to ECMC in Buffalo for injuries sustained in the crash.  Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say Julicher intentionally laid his bike down after a motorcycle in front of him put on a directional signal.  Julicher told deputies he didn’t think he could stop.  The cycle overturned and threw Julicher to the ground.

Tax revenue through the first six months of the state’s fiscal year was 0.2 percent lower than last year and $213 million short of projections, according to a mid–year state revenue analysis released Friday by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Collections would have to grow 6.4 percent for the remainder of the year to make up for the lower–than–expected revenue thus far, according to DiNapoli.




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