Buffalo, Erie County Prepare for Sandy

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - It is not the rain, but the wind that has officials concerned as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy move towards Western New York.

"And we are expecting that as time goes by we are going to see cases of people in Erie County and Western New York losing their power. And therefore we want people to take adequate precautions that are necessary," said Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is asking all residents to get ready just in case the heavy winds and massive rainfall starts to cause major problems.

"Having working flashlights at home. Having extra water in the event of power outages. If you see a downed power line please stay away from it," said Brown.