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[UPDATE] Hurricane Sandy: Emergency Declared, Evacuations Ordered in Port Chester

Village manager: Areas prone to flooded targeted for evacuation.

9:15 AM MONDAY: Due to weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy this year’s Port Chester Halloween in the Park Event that was rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 has been cancelled.

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Port Chester's village manager has signed a declarartion of emergency with the approach of Hurricane Sandy and an evacuation order, both set to go into effect tonight at 7 p.m.

Port Chester Village Manager Christopher Steers said the village is spreading word of the emergency declaration and evacuation order on the web and through public access television. He said police will also be notifying residents of the affected neighborhoods.

The evacuation order covers low lying areas of the village historically susceptible to flooding:

1.Riverdale Avenue from Putnam Avenue to the Town of Greenwich boundary line.
2. Grey Rock South 
3. North Main Street (river side) from Mill Street to Town of Greenwich boundary line

In advance of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Port Chester High School.

Village Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday. However, only essential personnel will be called in to work.

The approach of Hurricane Sandy has also led to the cancellation of Sunday night's show at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester.

"Due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and New York City’s decision to cancel public transportation, tonight’s Trey Anastasio Band concert at The Capitol Theatre will not take place," said a notice by the theatre. "It will be rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 5. All tickets for tonight’s show will be honored next Monday."

Early garbage pickup for Monday in Port Chester began Sunday after 4 p.m. There will be no Bulk waste pick upon Wednesday, and Port Chester residents are asked not to put out trash or recyclables on Monday or Tuesday.

Cadeyrn October 29, 2012 at 08:02 AM
Very impressive to see the DPW hauling' away trash at 9 o'clock @ night on Sunday. Thanks. And thanks to the cool heads who saw fit to make such a schedule alteration.
William Demarest (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Due to weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy this year’s Port Chester Halloween in the Park Event that was rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 has been cancelled.
angelo October 29, 2012 at 03:48 PM
to everyone in evacuation areas this is not a game or a flase alarm get out now while you can, your life is not worth your possesions. they have worked hard to set up shelters at the highschool go there and be safe. everything can be replaced except life.
Bart Didden October 31, 2012 at 02:06 AM
That would be new Village Manager Chris Steers and General Forman Rocky Morabito

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