Mayor Byron Brown has announced that he may postpone trick-or-treating on Wednesday (October 31) in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy's potentially high winds, damage and/or flooding that could put children and parents in danger.

“We’re not saying that we are going to do that, but we are going to be watching the storm very carefully all day Monday and Tuesday,” Brown told The Buffalo News. “Do we really want children out trick-or-treating in very heavy rains and high winds, where the gusts could be as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour? I don’t think so.”

New York State's "Hurricane Sandy Helpline" is up and running. You can call 1-888-769-7243 or 1-518-485-1159 (Albany residents) for information about preparing for the storm and its impact.  You can also get information about American Red Cross shelters, road closures and how to get help from County Emergency Management Offices.