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Sandy Updates, Nov. 7: Nor’easter Warning, 219,000 Without Power

Updates from around Nassau County in wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Mangano Issues Nor’easter Storm Alert

With high wind gusts and widespread to moderate coastal flooding expected from a Nor’easter approaching Long Island, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is reminding residents that an Evacuation Order remains in effect for all residents living in a flood or storm surge zone. 

Residents should implement their Friends and Family Sheltering Plan as staying in homes on higher ground will provide the most comfortable situation during the storm. The following public shelters are open:

  • Nassau County Community College (includes a Special Needs Shelter) – P Building – located at 1 Education Drive in Garden City East;
  • Levittown Memorial High School – located at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown;
  • Pet Shelter – located at 241 Miller Ave. in Garden City.
  • New Hyde Park High School - 500 Leonard Blvd.
  • North Shore Temple - 83 Muttontown Road in Syosset
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School – 121 Central Park Road in Plainview
  • Farmingdale High School – 150 Lincoln St.
  • Glen Cove High School – 150 Dosoris Lane

Additional shelters will open Wednesday at 8 a.m., including:

  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School – 121 Central Park Road in Plainview
  • Farmingdale High School – 150 Lincoln St.
  • Glen Cove High School – 150 Dosoris Lane

All residents throughout Nassau County are reminded to tie down and secure all items outside their homes, as flying debris can be deadly.  Additionally, debris removal teams have been dispatched to increase removal.

All non-life threatening emergencies should be directed to the County’s Non-Emergency Hotline at 1-888-684-4274.  Residents should only contact 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency.

To learn more about storm preparation, including assembling an Emergency Go-Kit, residents are encouraged to visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/hurricane

LIPA: 219,000 Remain Without Power

LIPA and National Grid have restored service to more than 735,000 customers impacted by Hurricane Sandy over the past six days. From the more than one million LIPA customers who lost power due to the super storm, 219,000 customers remain without power as of Tuesday night, excluding those customers in the most severely flooded areas that may currently be unable to receive power.

LIRR Service Updates

Long Island Rail Road will be restoring train service between Speonk and Montauk on Wednesday.

Additionally, the LIRR will provide bus service to operate between Island Park and Lynbrook from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. starting Wednesday. The buses will make a loop between the LIRR’s Island Park and Lynbrook stations – making stops at Oceanside, East Rockaway and Centre Avenue stations along the way. Train connections to and from the bus loop can be made at Lynbrook Station.

The buses are expected take approximately 30 minutes to travel between Island Park and Lynbrook, and to depart approximately every five minutes during the morning and evening rush hours. Outside rush hours, the departure time between buses will be greater.

Islanders Hosting Hurricane Sandy Skating Benefit

The New York Islanders are holding a special event to help raise funds for area residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12, from 2-8 p.m., the team will host a free, open skate at Nassau Coliseum for the general public.

Throughout the event, the team will collect monetary donations, warm clothing and other non-perishable items. Donations are not mandatory to attend, but highly encouraged.

Fans participating in any of the sessions must bring their own skates, but spectators are also welcome to enjoy the festivities.

Proceeds generated from personal donations and concessions, as well as any clothing donated, will go directly to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. Island Harvest will collect all non-perishable food and beverage items to distribute to Long Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy. Items most needed include water, diapers, blankets, baby formula and canned food.

Election Day Results

Despite Hurricane Sandy's lasting effects, many Long Islanders made it to the polls Tueday. Get the results from every single Long Island and national election right here.

opinion-ated November 07, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Why are we sending kids back to school todaynwithnaother storm onnthenway?? So they can watch a movie in class? Will there really be instruction going on ?
Charles November 07, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Why do the schools have power first? We are the people supporting the schools, we should be first!! Lol Now they'll have homework in a cold candle lit home..
sam carrell November 07, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Watch this hurricane sandy video@redcross http://t.co/RrJiVQm3
vanessa November 07, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I heard RvC lost power. Is that true?

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