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What to Expect if Hurricane Joaquin Hits the Southern Tier

If Hurricane Joaquin hits the Southern Tier what should we expect?

Officials from the National Weather Service say that if this storm does hit us it will be moving at a high speed, which would mean less total rain fall.

Meteorologist Dave Nicosia said that during the Flood of 2011 which was a result of Tropical Storm Lee, the soils in our area were extremely saturated at the time.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Dave Nicosia said, "So even if we did get hit head on there would be some wind, there would be some heavy rain. But would it reach the magnitude of 2011 or even 2006? Probably not."

Officials from the Red Cross say it's important to have a plan and an emergency disaster kit.