October 29th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
City of Cumberland personnel and elected officials are continuing to monitor the effects of Hurricane Sandy. City drainage systems have been able to handle the rainfall thus far but regularly scheduled personnel will continue to monitor key locations in the City throughout Monday evening and into Tuesday morning. According to the Allegany County Office of Emergency Services, rainfall is expected to be between 3 and 6 inches over the next couple days. There are no reports of power outages or flooding at this time but residents should expect heavy rainfall at times along with wind gust as the bands of Hurricane Sandy pass through the area.
“City staff met Friday to plan for the effects of Hurricane Sandy and crews are prepared and ready to respond if needed,” said City Administrator Jeff Rhodes. “Staff met again at 1 PM today and will also meet at 9 PM tonight to assess storm conditions and adjust to those conditions,” Rhodes added.
This evening residents are advised to avoid travel throughout the City if possible and are reminded that Riverside Recreation Complex, Jaycee Field and Grove 4 at Constitution Park are all closed due to the weather conditions. City offices are expected to maintain routine hours of operation as Hurricane Sandy passes through the Allegany County region.