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Mineola Declares Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Irene

Village ‘closely monitoring’ storm’s progress.

The Village of Mineola is bracing for the worst as Hurricane Irene steadily makes its way toward Long Island. The storm, , but packing winds up to 105 mph, is expected to his Long Island sometime on Sunday.

At about 10 p.m. Thursday night, Mineola issued a ‘state of emergency’ in anticipation of the storm hitting the area.

According to an advisory issued the village Friday morning, the declaration “will enable village departments to better prepare in advance of the hurricane’s impact and to address storm related situations as they arrive.”

The statement is as follows:

Shortly after 10:00 pm August 25, 2011, the Village of Mineola issued the following statement to its Board of Trustees, department and emergency response personnel:

Please be advised that at 10:00 pm tonight Mayor Scott Strauss declared a state of emergency in the Village of Mineola in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.

This emergency declaration is used pursuant to New York State law and will enable village departments to better prepare in advance of the hurricane’s impact and to address storm related situations as they arise.

The emergency declaration remains in effect until rescinded.

The Village of Mineola has been closely monitoring Hurricane Irene’s progress and making appropriate preparations since early this week, including coordinating with village, town, county, and state emergency planning agencies.

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