Long Island Hurricane: Sandy Update – Shelter Openings


Palms along highway 24 at the Nancy Lee Fishing Center bend in the tropical storm-force winds being generated by Hurricane Sandy, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Atlantic Beach, N.C. (AP Photo/The Jacksonville Daily News, Chuck Beckley)

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on Long Island, officials are urging residents in low-lying areas and storm surge zones to begin making plans to leave the area.

Both Nassau and Suffolk Counties announced the opening of several shelters throughout the Island on Sunday.


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The massive pre-Halloween storm, dubbed “Frankenstorm,” is expected to bring torrential rain and strong wind.

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Long Island is currently under a high wind warning, coastal flood warning and a flood watch, all advisories starting Monday morning and lasting through Tuesday.

The dangerous coastal storm is expected to bring 2 to 6 inches of rain early Monday, forecasters said.

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“Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop,” the NWS said in a statement posted on its website.

From Garden City to the Hampton Bays, shelters are opening for Long Islanders looking for a safe place to wait out the storm.

In Nassau:

Nassau Community College – P Building – located at 1 Education Drive 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.

In Suffolk:

Hampton Bays High School – 88 Argonne Avenue Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Sachem East High School – 177 Granny Road Farmingville, NY 11738

Brentwood High School Sonderling Bldg. – 52 Third Avenue Brentwood, NY 11717

Pet Shelters:

Nassau:

At 3 p.m. Sunday a pet shelter will also open at Nassau County Mitchel Athletic Complex, Administration Building, in Uniondale.

Suffolk:

Brentwood Rec Center – 99 Third Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus – Woodlands Bldg. – 121 Speonk Rd., Riverhead, NY

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