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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.

sadeto October 28, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Doesn't the evacuation order affect Manorhaven as well? Looks like it to me based on NOAA's storm surge maps.
Stacey October 28, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Waiting for above response ?
Adina Genn (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 06:35 PM
County says all homes that are less than 15 feet above sea level should evacuate. Trying to get specific streets from officials
jonathan winant October 28, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Manorhaven was definitely on the list which I received by phone message this afternoon.
Anne Bryant October 28, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Is there housing or emergency shelter?
Adina Genn (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Village of Manorhaven reports on its website that there is a mandatory evacuation for the entire village.
Adina Genn (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Residents should immediately implement their Friends and Family Sheltering Plan as staying in homes on higher ground will provide the most comfortable situation during the storm. Three public shelters will open today at 1 p.m., including: Anne: here isa list of shelters: Nassau Community College – P Building – located at 1 Education Dr. in Garden City East. Levittown Memorial – located at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown Locust Valley High School – located at 99 Horse Hollow Road in Locust Valley.
John Russell October 28, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Thanks for providing this infor Adina! This evacuation seems bigger than Irene and the storm has far worse potential. Why in the world is Schreiber HS not a shelter? Last year it was crowded, seems to me that many local Port Washington residents need it this year.
jonathan winant October 28, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Read the news This storm is far worse then Irene due to the full moon which increases the high tide even before you factor in a hurriccaine.
jonathan winant October 28, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Schrieber might not be an option because the big issue right now (and that could change) is the high surf and full moon. Opening up a school as a shelter is an expensive procedure which considering the economic times needs to be scrutinized very carefully.
Reyna Mendez October 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I didnt get NO phone call :(
Aj October 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Manhasset Highschool has just been named as a shelter site starting 8am Monday morning.
Christine Tsiatsiou October 29, 2012 at 02:39 AM
We live in manorhaven Edgewood road. We received no phone call. We have no family and friends in safe location. What should we do?
Adina Genn (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Christine, Manhasset High School will open a shelter at 8 am on Monday. Other shelters include SUNY Old Westbury, Nassau Community College – P Building – located at 1 Education Dr. in Garden City East. Levittown Memorial – located at 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown Locust Valley High School – located at 99 Horse Hollow Road in Locust Valley.
Mariann Dragunas October 29, 2012 at 09:15 AM
PW Public Schools just signed a contract with the American Red Cross. It's in the latest board of Ed minutes...too bad it comes late for Sandy....such a huge town with so many families living in the vulnerable low lying areas....and many economically disadvantaged....
CONCERNED MEMBER October 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM
*******JUST SO EVERYONE IS INFORMED********** THE SCHREIBER HIGH SCHOOL ROOF HAS BEEN LEAKING ACROSS THE SCHOOL. IT IS STILL LEAKING, AND HAS GOTTEN PROGRESSIVELY WORSE IN CERTAIN AREAS, ESPECIALLY IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES WING. BECAUSE OF THE WATER WHICH GETS BUILT UP ON THE ROOF, CERTAIN CLASSES NEED TO CHANGE CLASSROOMS EVERY DAY. THESE ISSUES HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS NOW. WHO IS RUNNING THE SCHOOLS? WHERE IS THE MONEY? WHAT IS BEING DONE TO SOLVE THIS? WHY HASN'T THIS BEEN RESOLVED YET? THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WHICH THE PORT WASHINGTON PATCH SHOULD BE PRESENTING. GIVE US AN UPDATE. CONTACT THE SCHOOL.... IF THE TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD WAS AWARE, THIS SCHOOL WOULD BE SHUT DOWN UNTIL REPAIRS ARE MADE...
jonathan winant October 29, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Concerned Member Why did ou wait to introduce that fact? Considering the fact that the school has been used as a place for refuge in stormy weather the fact that the roof is falling apart needed to be told to the entire community maybe it is a more important issue then the rezoning fiasco!
Marsha October 29, 2012 at 07:38 PM
@jonathan as much money as we pay in taxes here in Port Washington they can make the exception this is extenuating circumstances..... The people who pay the taxes for these schools are thebresidentsvwho need the shelter
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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