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 transportation changes
- City residents may park for free in the Hamilton-Main or Chester-Maple parking garages from Sunday evening until 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Parking enforcement will continue as usual in all other parts of the City.
- All City Parks remain closed until further notice.
- The Nutrition Program will be serving hot lunches and transportation will be available. Reservations arerequired to participate in the Nutrition Program. Please call 422-1424 to make reservations.
Cancellations and rain dates
- White Plains City Schools will be closed on Wednesday.
- Wednesday’s Downtown Farmer’s Market has been canceled.
- The Recreation & Parks Department’s Halloween Tricks and Treats event at Gillie Park has beenpostponed until further notice.
- The City of White Plains Senior Center, located at 65 Mitchell Place, is open.
- This week's scheduled FASNY public hearing has been pushed back until further notice.
- Westchester County: The veterans town hall scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 is cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
- Click here to view a list of shelters currently open in Westchester County.
- The City of White Plains has opened a shelter at Post Road Elementary School.
- The White Plains Storm Hotline is now available. Please call (914)-422-5150 for information in English and (914)422-5160 for information in Spanish.
- Report blocked storm drains to the White Plains Department of Public Works at (914)-422-1333.
- Report non life-threatening incidents to the White Plains Police Department at (914) - 422-6111. Dial 9-1-1 in the event of a life-threatening emergency.
Patch's full coverage
- Tuesday Morning: 163K Without Power in Westchester
- Indian Point Reactor Shuts Down During Sandy
- Two Boys Killed in North Salem
- United Way Helping Folks During Sandy
- Wind picking up as of 2 p.m.
- Astorino: Now is the Time to Evacuate
- Red Cross Launches Multi-State Response
- AG Warns Against Price Gouging
- School Closings in the Hudson Valley
- 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
- Video: MTA Prepping for Storm
- Storm Preparation: Do You Have A Checklist?
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