MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Strong winds are expected to have the biggest impact when the nor’easter hits Long Island later Wednesday.
AccuWeather has issued a wind advisory for all of Long Island until 6 p.m. Thursday.
During that time, winds of 20 to 30 mph are forecast, with gusts blowing up to 50 mph.
In anticipation of power outages, National Grid has already beefed up its response to the impending nor’easter.
“We’ve brought in some foreign crews from out of state as well as prepared our crews. And also, we have some on-island contractors. So we have over 400 field workers that are here on the island,” National Grid spokesperson Wendy Ladd told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall on Wednesday afternoon.