Pearl River Schools will remain closed Tuesday due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
"The decision to close schools on Tuesday, October 30 is based on current conditions, forecasts as well as the high probability of downed trees and power lines that would make student travel to school hazardous," Pearl River Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Mogano said through a release Monday. "By making the call early, it is hoped that the message will be received before power is lost to some parts of the area."
The Pearl River School District had closed its schools Monday, as did most neighboring districts. The South Orangetown School District will also stay closed Tuesday.
"The decision to close school was made with the safety of the students as our primary concern," Morgano said in a statement about Monday's closing. "NOAA posted a High Wind Warning begging Monday at 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. Tuesday. While forecasts are sometimes not exact, the size and intensity of this storm required the prudent action of closing school. We simply cannot put our students at risk and I am sure that everyone understands why closing was our only option."
Monday's announcement came shortly after the Town of Orangetown declared a state of emergency and asked all residents to remain indoors.