The words in the windows of the Pearl River Saloon expressed the thoughts of many as Hurricane Sandy's effects began to show Monday.
"Go Away Sandy."
Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene forced The Saloon to be closed for nearly four months last year. The Saloon, with sandbags blocking the front door from the outside, was among many businesses in Pearl River that closed Monday. Pearl River Lanes and Steve's Dart Lounge were also closed and most of the parking lots at Blue Hill Plaza were empty Monday morning.
Luigi O'Grady's Deli and Catering was open, though owner Michelle Worob said they would most likely close around 4 p.m. and stay closed through Tuesday with the worst of the storm expected Monday night.
ShopRite of Pearl River and CVS will take their orders from corporate offices, though both were open normal hours Monday. Employees at the CVS said that they are still open 24 hours as usual until they are told otherwise.
"We will be open unless we lose power," Assistant Manager John Hopkins said.
For updates regarding Hurricane and it's impact on Pearl River, Read the Pearl River Hub: Everything Sandy, which will be updated throughout the storm.
Residents will be wondering what is open and closed through the storm and clean up. Pearl River businesses can use the comments below to let their customers know if they are open or closed and when they return to business as usual.