Folks are urged to stay home and off the roads during the strong winds and heavy rain preceding Hurricane Michael.
Dominos Pizzas three stores in Macon reportedly planned to close at 7 p.m. Wednesday ahead of the storms most severe weather.
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Papa Johns Pizza locations also planned to close early pending weather conditions, employees at several locations told The Telegraph by phone.
Waitr, the food delivery app, also was closed in the area until further notice, the company told The Telegraph early evening Wednesday.
Tropical moisture from Hurricane Michael could lead to heavy downpours throughout the region on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.
A flash flood watch is set to be in effect for several counties including Dutchess County and Ulster County from 8 a.m. on Thursday to 2 a.m. on Friday. Rainfall rates of up to an inch an hour are possible.
Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, according to USA Today.
Meteorologist Ingrid Amberger said that moisture from Hurricane Michael is being drawn northward, and that moisture is really good at creating heavier rainfall rates.
Michaels not going to move across the area, she said, but the moisture associated with it will come into our region.
Residents who live in areas mentioned in the watch are advised to be wary of low lying and poor drainage areas susceptible to flooding.