Cambridge Police are advising residents to prepare for strong winds and heavy rain early next week as Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the East Coast.
Police issued an advisory Friday afternoon that the storm could cause flooding and downed trees and power lines. As a precaution, the department advised residents to remove valuables from their basements in case of flooding.
The hurricane is forecast to hit around the Delaware/New Jersey border early Tuesday and the large storm is expected to impact New England.
City crews will be clearing leaves and debris from storm drains, and the city is encouraging residents and businesses to assist in clearing the top of storm drains to reduce the chance of flooding.
The city is also encouraging residents to prepare for the storm by having nonperishable food, bottled water, flashlights and first aid kits available.