The National Weather Service Binghamton office has posted a high wind warning and a flood watch for the region.
The HIGH WIND WARNING is scheduled to be in effect from 2 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Tuesday. Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected with gusts of 50 to 60 mph, especially over higher elevstions.
Forecasters say these winds will cause widespread prolonged power outages.
The strong winds also will cause trees to fall, resulting in property damage and closing roads.
The flood watch is to be in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday evening.
Tropical system Sandy is expected to bring very heavy rain and damaging winds to the Binghamton area.
The most serious impact of the powerful storm is expected in the Twin Tiers from Monday afternoon through Wednesday.
Emergency services officials are urging people to make preparations for possible flooding and potentially-lengthy power outages.
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