Before the rain started Monday... David bailey was putting away his Halloween decorations outside his home on Lloyd Street in North Scranton.
"I'm putting my Halloween pumpkins and stuff away because they're made of plastic and i don't want to be finding them down the street later on...
Q: Better to be safe than sorry?
A: Right." David Bailey, North Scranton
In the West Side of the City.
D.J. Ferrara had just gotten gas.
He's already secured one of his properties with sandbags and is ready for possible power outages.
"I bought some gasoline to have at the house, just in case i need something for something. I filled up my five-gallon water jugs. They're filled up. I've got food. I'm just all prepared in case something does happen." said D. J. West Scranton
PennDOT has already activated its incident command center.
This room is where crews will call in if any roads are blocked by trees, debris or possible flash flooding.
"We're actually working with the local utilities. We're working with the counties, we've worked with them and told them that they can utilize some of our sheds, our maintenance facilities. The utility companies can stage some of their equipment there if they need to."
Said James May of PennDOT
At the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport... Canceled was the word of the day on the flight boards.
Most of the incoming and outgoing flights are already postponed... Stranding some people.
"I was supposed to fly out this morning to make class tomorrow and i missed my flight.
Q: Knowing you won't be getting out, or it'll be tougher...What do you think?
A: I really don't know. I'll sleep a lot and try to forget about it." Said Cali Spillman of Missouir