After the storm
Hurricane Sandy has claimed four lives in the Lower Hudson Valley.
A tree crashed through a home in Pearl River at about 6 p.m. Monday, killing a 51-year-old man and placing his family in the hospital.
In North Salem, a tree came down Monday evening, killing two middle school-aged boys.
A motorist on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh died due to storm conditions Monday evening, as well, according to state police.
The storm—an amalgam of several foul weather patterns—brought its worst rains and winds through the region between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday.
The National Hurricane Center was no longer labeling Sandy a hurricane as of 7 p.m. Monday, as it teetered on the edge of the northeast coastline—but the squall still held amazing power.
Nearly all municipalities in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam declared states of emergency, with evacuations in effect in Port Chester, Piermont, Yonkers and other villages and cities. Hundreds of thousands throughout the three counties will be without electricity for up to a week, power companies have said.
Roads Tuesday afternoon were populated by emergency vehicles, branches and debris; the Tappan Zee Bridge closed for several hours due to whipping winds.
The Orangetown Town Board meeting to discuss the 2013 budget and police matters which was canceled Tuesday is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart will be available for a Q&A session beforehand, starting at 6 p.m., to discuss the storm and other matters.
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Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart shared this update from Orangetown Town Hall.
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Orangetown's Emergency Operations Center was open as of Monday morning. The town board's special meeting to discuss police matters and the 2013 budget was still on for 6 p.m. Tuesday as of Monday evening.
Orangetown notified residents that the town had declared a state of emergency, sending out an email at 2:25 p.m. Monday.
For a storm explainer: What Is This "Frankenstorm" Heading Our Way?
Road closures and power outages
- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will begin the orderly suspension of all subway, bus and commuter railroad service at 7 p.m. Sunday to protect customers, employees and equipment from the approach of Hurricane Sandy.
- The Tappan Zee Bridge reopened Tuesday after being closed during the storm.
- Pearl River School District: Closed Thursday and Friday
- St. Margaret School: Closed Monday, Thursday and Friday
- South Orangetown School District: Closed Thursday and Friday
- Pearl River Public Library closed Monday, but re-opened Tuesday
- St. Aedan's Church religious education classes are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday
- Good Shepherd Creative Play classes are cancelled Monday
- Tall Pines is Closed Monday
- St. Thomas Aquinas College is closed Monday and Tuesday
- Dominican College is closed Monday and Tuesday
- Rockland Community College closed Monday
- Rockland BOCES closed Monday
- JCC Rockland is closed Monday
Cancellations and rain dates
- Orangetown's meeting to discuss the budget and police matters Tuesday was rescheduled to 7 p.m. Thursday.
- Orangetown Traffic Court is cancelled for Monday
- All Orangetown Parks are closed Monday.
- Leaf pick up by the Orangtown Highway Department was postponed.
- Make a Difference Rockland and the Schoolhouse Rock concert on Monday have been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. Make a Difference Rockland will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the High School. the new date for the School House Rock! concert is TBA. If you have any questions, please contact the Family Resource Center at 845-627-4889.
- Nanuet Community Education announced that Zumba classes have been canceled on Monday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 31. These classes will be made up at the end of the schedule.
- Rockland Country Day School's Fall Festival & Haunted House postponed.
- RCC College Night Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
- All Section 1 playoff competition scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, including the Pearl River girls soccer game Oct. 30, has been postponed. Pearl River's Class A quarterfinal game has been pushed back to Nov. 1.
- The Rockland Job Network meeting has been canceled
Limited routes operating on TOR bus service.
This statement was issued on Sunday, Oct. 28 - The U.S. Postal Service is monitoring the course of Hurricane Sandy and taking actions to prepare facilities and employees in its projected path. As the storm makes landfall and the impacts become known, this Mailer Service Update page will be updated to keep customers advised of its impacts to USPS operations and facilities.
Patch's full coverage
Thursday, Nov. 1
- Rockland Businesses Back to Work After Storm
Wednesday, Oct. 31
- Pearl River Schools Closed Thursday and Friday
- Nanuet Resident to Bring Entertainment To RCC Shelter
- Rockland Post Sandy: What’s Open for Essentials and Closed
- O&R To Post Estimated Restoration Times
- County Issues Halloween Advisory
- Halloween: What Should Your Town Do? (POLL)
- Carlucci Asks FEMA To Declare Rockland County A Disaster Area
- Shelter Workers Helping Displaced Residents At RCC
- O&R Warns of Downed Wires as Threat to Trick or Treaters
- West Nyack Man Wind Surfs During Sandy [VIDEO]
- Pearl River Downtown Trick or Treating Canceled
- Worst Storm In 100 Years In Rockland
- Local Red Cross CEO Describes Post-Storm Efforts [VIDEO]
- Residents Relying On United Way Post-Sandy
Tuesday, Oct. 30 and before
- 76 Boats Damaged at Piermont Marina
- Rockland Residents React to Storm Aftermath
- PHOTOS: Sandy's Aftermath in Rockland County
- Orangetown: Use "Extreme Caution" Trick or Treating
- Rockland Bus Service Sparse After Sandy
- Pearl River Schools Closed Wednesday
- Orangetown: 70 Streets Closed With Tree Damage
- Man Killed by Tree Identified as Jeffery Chanin of Pearl River
- Sandy Update From Town Hall
- Pearl River Schools to Remain Closed Tuesday
- Orangetown Declares State of Emergency
- Few Shoppers and Stores Open at Palisades Mall
- Tappan Zee Bridge Closes at 4 p.m.
- Vanderhoef Warns Worst of Storm Yet to Come
- West Nyack Water Treatment Plant Shut Down While Repairs Made to Main
- Pearl River Businesses Adapt to Storm
- UPDATE: Rockland Emergency Operations Center Up and Running
- UPDATE: O&R: All Hands on Deck for Hurricane Sandy
- Attorney General Warns Against Price Gouging
- Orangetown Prepares For Storm
- How You Can Prep For Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]
- Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for New York
- UPDATE: NWS Updates Rockland And Municipal Officials On Hurricane Sandy
- NYS Thruway Preps for Hurricane Sandy
- Video: MTA Prepping for Storm
- O&R Prepares For Storm As Severe As Irene
- Storm Preparation: Do You Have A Checklist?
- O&R Declares Storm Watch As Severe Weather Approaches
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