Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said Sunday evening that police will be on the scene to protect the areas subjected to evacuation, and those that try to enter “will be arrested and put away immediately.”
Rockaway Beach was on the list for areas of New York City deemed Zone A for evacuation purposes, and by Sunday night, Hurricane Sandy had sent the floodwaters rising.
Bloomberg warned residents who live in Zone A that all elevators in the zone will be shut down at 7 p.m. and urged residents to get to higher ground quickly, before subways and bus service is shut down.
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for low-lying areas in Jersey City.
All 5,900 residents of the town of Belmar, N.J. have been ordered to evacuate immediately.
Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.
Gov. Malloy has again urged shoreline residents to heed his evacuation order. He declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Malloy said Sandy is forecast to cause more flooding damage than the state saw in the devastating hurricane of 1938.
A crane lifting a beam broke some windows at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at 4 World Trade Center today.
A small fire at LaGuardia Airport resulted in the evacuation of a Delta terminal on Sunday afternoon.
Officials evacuated the school after a threatening message was found scrawled in one of the bathrooms.
PSE&G crews worked to clamp the main along Pacific Avenue near Grand Street.
Four people were treated after more than 100 people were evacuated from 330 West 42nd Street.
Residents of a Bronx apartment complex are still trying to get back into their homes, nearly a month after they had to evacuate due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
Nearly 270,000 New Yorkers live in the low lying areas most susceptible to flooding and wind damage. The mayor has to decided to get them out of their houses before buses, subways, and commuter trains shut down at noon Saturday, and bridges possibly close as well.
The federal agency that governs workplace safety has sent a letter to 63 New York City theaters saying future inspections of the venues will include reviews of their emergency action plans.