Port Schools Closed Monday; Evacuations Ordered Here

Mandatory evacuations ordered for four streets in Village of Port Washington North.

Port Washington Schools will be closed Monday and several low-lying streets in the Village of Port Washington North are under an evacuation order as the massive Hurricane Sandy takes aim at the Eastern Seaboard.

On Sunday afternoon, Port Washington Schools announced that all classes will be cancelled on Monday.

The Village of Port Washington North announced that residents on Shore Road, Mill Pond Road, Harbor Road and Smull Place are included in the current Nassau County mandatory evacuation order. 

The Village of Manorhaven reports that is now a mandatory evacuation for the entire village, and states that first responders recommend that before evaucuating, shut off all electric and gas to your home. 

The Nassau County order is effective immediately. All residents are urged to secure all items outside their homes.

The Port Washington branch of the Long Island Rail Road will cease operations this evening as part of a larger shutdown of the entire MTA system.

Authorities are warning residents to prepare for possible loss of electric for a few days. LIPA asks you to report power outages to 1-800-490-0075.

Vin October 29, 2012 at 07:41 PM
The Truth is, No current Village official or Emergency Commissioner, Planned or Organized EMergency Shelters as before with Hurricane Irene with School Officials. The alleged leak, had no impact when the Red Cross, Village of Manorhaven set up the SHELTER at Schreiber HS. As for contracts with the School Board, there was no Monetary involved, then. You have New leaders that should be held accountable.
AnneMarie Fessler Ansel October 29, 2012 at 07:56 PM
That's because after paying for the teachers salaries and benefits there isn't enough money for the roof over our children's head. Yet the teacher's union keeps demanding more increses every year while others are getting salaries cut. So much for 'the children come first'. It's not like the teachers need a increase, but our children do need a roof that doesn't leak. So tell me what the teacher's union priorities are.
Vin October 29, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Why didn't PWOEM Commissioner Foreman, setup the Schreiber HS Shelter and animal shelter that Manorhaven Commissioner set up during Hurricane Irene? Where is the New Village Mayor Giunta, and Commissioner of Emergency assisting the residents of Manorhaven? I heard her and PWOEM Commissioner piggyback NC Mangano on Weather. The Shreiber HS Shelter established during Hurricane irene, had close to 500 residents, of PW. I was told then, over 300 of those residents came from Manorhaven, Is the present administration trying to save money or Do they not care about residence of Manorhaven..
jonathan winant October 29, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Marsha you did not read and understand my opinion. The comment was for the person who knew about the leaking roof and just today decided to speak up. I also made reference to the fact that our Town leaders seem to find the rezoning a more important issue then repairs to a falling apart school which is sometimes used for emergency shelter.
jonathan winant October 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Vin You couldn't have said any better maybe the fact that the roof is in need of immediate repairs took the school off the shelter lists?


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