Rochester, N.Y. - Monroe County leaders are urging all schools in the area to close Tuesday.
Eighteen public agencies are monitoring the storm from the Monroe County Command Center.
13,000 residents along the shoreline were notified Monday by 911 about the potential for 8-10 foot waves, winds are already 30-40 miles per hour.
The county executive says if people are not comfortable with what they're seeing, they should go inland.
The biggest concern countywide is the potential for winds. Declaring a state of emergency beforehand makes it easier for the county to respond to a worst-case scenario.
The county has 40,000 sandbags and delivered 5,000 to Webster and Sweden.
The Irondequoit bay outlet bridge has opened as an alternate route.
The county doesn't expect to provide further updates Monday night unless something happens.
County leaders would like people to stay inside, although there are no travel advisories.
Earlier Monday, the County and the City declared a state of emergency.
The last time Monroe County was under a state of emergency was the 2003 blackout.