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Rye Taking Routine Measures for Rainstorm

RYE, N.Y. - With the National Weather Service predicting an 100% chance of rain for Rye starting Wednesday night and going through Friday morning, the city is taking the necessary, but routine, precautions.

According to the NWS forecast, rain is expected to start around 11 p.m., with a possible accumulation of three quarters of an inch, and wind gusts as high as 33 mph. Precipitation is supposed to continue all day Thursday and stop sometime around 9 a.m. on Friday morning. Snow is not in the forecast as temperatures aren't predicted to drop below 42 degrees.

Rye City Manager Scott Pickup said the city is going through it's traditional checklist in preparation for the storm.

"We check drainage areas to make sure they're clear, we check areas on places like Playland Parkway that tend to accumulate water," Pickup said. "It's a routine thing."

Pickup identified sections of Milton Road, Indian Village and Pine Lane as other areas that accumulate high water. Pickup added that he believes the city is prepared to handle the storm.

"As long as it doesn't have hurricane in the title, then I think we'll be fine," Pickup said. "It's when they start getting names that makes me nervous."

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