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Lake George Association issues Hurricane Sandy alert

Asks people to prepare for storm

Mohican II docked at the Lake George Steamboat Company on Lake George

Mohican II docked at the Lake George Steamboat Company on Lake George Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Lake George Association (LGA) Friday, Oct. 26 issues a "Hurricane Sandy Alert" to remind people along the lake to prepare for the storm that is expected to reach the southern Adirondack Park by Tuesday, Oct. 30.

"With Hurricane Sandy baring down on the Northeast next week, please think about what you can do this weekend to protect Lake George and your own property:

Homeowners and contractors should cover and stabilize any exposed soils to keep them from washing into the lake. Sediment and stormwater runoff are harmful to lake water quality. Spread mulch or straw over bare soils. Install silt fences on the down slope of any project area where soils might be loose.

Button down your waterfront. High winds and waves might wash equipment and furniture into the Lake creating navigation hazards and littering the Lake. If not already put away for the season, secure rafts and float toys, and be sure they are labeled in case they break loose.

Be extra cautious if you venture out on to the Lake after the storm passes. Watch out for floating debris."

In its email, the LGA showed photos of damage to property on Lake George when Tropical Storm Irene came through the region in late August 2011.

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