Mamaroneck Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 30, as announced this morning.
The Village of Mamaroneck has issued a mandatory evacuation for neighborhoods bordering Long Island Sound. Please see below for the full announcement:
This is an emergency message related to the status of Hurricane Sandy in the Village of Mamaroneck.
The village has declared a state of emergency related to Hurricane Sandy, through and until Wednesday morning, Oct. 31, 2012. On that morning we will reassess the situation and provide a public update.
Based on National Weather Service (NWS) rainfall predictions of a maximum of 2 to 3 inches, we do not anticipate river-based flooding. Therefore, there is not presently an evacuation in place for neighborhoods prone to river-flooding.
There is a mandatory evacuation in place for the Orienta and Shore Acres neighborhoods that are at-risk for coastal storm-surge flooding. Residents who stay will not be reachable by emergency crews. At the present time, Flagler Drive and Rushmore Avenue are under water.
The NWS has projected coastal tidal surges as high as 6 to 11 feet above normal tides Monday night into Tuesday. Extreme wave action is projected to reach as high as 15 feet in some areas.
This danger and evacuation especially applies to the following streets:
Shore Acres Drive, Orienta Avenue, Rushmore Avenue, The Crescent Cove Road, Flagler Drive, Greacen Point and Bleeker Avenue.
The Town of Mamaroneck has opened the emergency evacuation shelter at Mamaroneck High School. If you need to go to the shelter, please bring at least three days worth of clothes, medicine and food to address any special dietary needs. The shelter will also assist with any pets that need to be relocated, but pets will not be allowed in the shelter.