York County officials, including the Office of Emergency Management, are urging residents to prepare for stormy weather.
Forecasts are predicting the storm could affect York for several days, starting Sunday night, bringing potential flooding, strong winds and power outages.
Mike Fetrow, director of the Office of Emergency Management, said residents need to take advantage of the calm before the storm to make preparations.
Residents are urged to clear storm drains of leaves and other debris to avoid flooding, clear gutters and downspouts of debris, and maintain a kit of provisions for at least 72 hours.
Kits should include a portable radio, flashlight, extra batteries, food, a non-electric can opener (if kit contains canned food), bottled water, first aid kit, prescription medication or other individual needs and copies of important family documents such as insurance policies and identification, the county recommended.
Officials said residents should create a communications plan to make sure everyone in the family knows how to respond in an emergency, including what to do in power outages, how to turn off utilities and what to do in the event of an evacuation.
Doing its part, the York County Office of Emergency Management is staying in communication with state officials, forecasters and other authorities regarding the conditions, according to a county news release.
Officials are also disseminating information to municipalities and local emergency management coordinators to ensure they're informed, and identifying and coordinating resources that may be needed in response to the storm.
For more information on how to prepare, residents should visit www.ready-york.org or www.ready.gov.
Residents are also urged to call their electricity providers to report power outages.
Below is a list of numbers where power outages can be reported.
Met-Ed and Penelec: 1-888-544-4877
Adams Electric: 1-800-726-2324
Residents with concerns that a power outage presents a threat to someone's property or safety should call 911.