NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Sandy battering the U.S. East coast on Monday, Oct. 29 at 9:10 a.m. EDT. (Photo : Flickr / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
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New York City Evacuations and Closed Roads
In a live broadcast Monday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg informed of various incidents and occurences that have taken place as a result of Hurricane Sandy's approach to the North Atlantic coast including the New York City metropolitan area.
Not only did he mention that evacuation time is over, he also made known that 47,000 residents in New York were without power. Bloomberg urged residents to stay home and said people should use 311, not 911, for flooding or downed trees.
In an earlier address Monday, the mayor announced that public schools would also be closed on Oct. 30 due to the impossibility of mass transit services to be in operation back in time to serve people, meaning the City would remain shut down on Tuesday as well (a live video feed of the Mayor's announcements address is provided below).
Long Island Evacuations
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano earlier today issued an evacuation order for the flood and surge areas displayed below. Mangano urged residents to use the following evacuation routes: Peninsula Blvd, Long Beach Rd, Meadowbrook Parkway, and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. Shelters opened in the Nassau Community College, Levittown Memorial High School; Locust Valley High School, and SUNY Old Westbury.
The county expects that flooding will peak on Tuesday between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and surge again from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Deadly 85 mph winds will begin by 3:00 p.m. and last for 12 hours.
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