Speaking late Monday afternoon, Poloncarz says emergency officials prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.
"With the ground being as saturated as it is, we're fully expecting some trees to come down and power lines to be pulled down with them, and as a result, we know people are going to be inconvenienced," Poloncarz said.
You're also asked to call 911 if you see a downed power line.
Poloncarz is also urging the public to use caution, and to avoid travel Monday night, it it's not necessary.
"This is not a safe time a safe time to be out on the roads just checking out and seeing what's happened. You could be hit by a downed tree, you could drive over an electrified power line, which, of course, is not a safe thing, even in a car. And certainly isn't safe if you're walking up to it," Poloncarz said.
Otherwise, Poloncarz says Erie County is prepared to deal with the rain and wind from this storm.
He spoke Monday afternoon at the Erie County Emergency Operations Center in Cheektowaga.