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.
For the latest on everything Sandy, stay with Patch.
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.
- Tappan Zee Bridge speed limit cut to 35 mph due to high winds. If winds reach 60 mph or more the bridge will be closed to traffic.
Cancellations and rain dates
- Westchester County: Because of the threat of inclement weather, the regular meeting of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) scheduled for Oct. 29 has been changed from 7 PM to 11 AM.
- Westchester County: The scheduled celebration of Italian Heritage Month planned for Monday evening before the BOL meeting has been postponed. A new date for the celebration has not been decided yet.
- Westchester County: The veterans town hall scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
- Port Chester: With Hurricane Sandy threatening our area, Port Chester has cancelled its Halloween in the Park party set for Monday.
- Port Chester: Schools are closed Monday and Tuesday.
Patch's full coverage
- Port Chester residents take advantage of emergency shelter.
- Port Chester High School To Open as Red Cross Shelter
- [UPDATED] Red Cross Opens Five Emergency Shelters in Westchester
- Residents Prepare for Sandy's Onslaught [PHOTOS]
- How You Can Prep For Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]
- Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for New York
- NYS Thruway Preps for Hurricane Sandy
- Astorino Urges Residents to Prepare for Storm
- Video: MTA Prepping for Storm
- Storm Preparation: Do You Have A Checklist?
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