Upper St. Clair officials are preparing for the projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy.
"The Public Works Department has been preparing our emergency equipment and monitoring the storm track since Friday. In conjunction with our administration, fire department and police department, we will be making final adjustments Monday morning as the storm nears our region," stated George Kostelich, director of public works.
"We are in communication with Allegheny County Emergency Management personnel to gain the latest information with respect to the storm," stated Matthew Serakowski, township manager.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning and flood watch for Upper St. Clair.
The high wind warning goes into effect at noon on Monday, with the strongest wind gusts predicted for Monday night and Tuesday.
"High wind will bring down trees and power lines. Light weight objects such as deck furniture and Halloween decorations should be secured," the National Weather Service states.
The flood watch goes into effect on Monday morning. Upper St. Clair could get nearly 3 inches of rain on Monday and Monday night, according to the National Weather Service, with up to an addition 1 and a quarter inch on Tuesday.
On Friday, Allegheny County officials warned residents to be prepared for a 72-hour power outage.
And what about Halloween? For now, Upper St. Clair trick-or-treating is still scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
As previously scheduled, students in the Upper St. Clair School District have no class on Monday or Tuesday.
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