The resort community of Fire Island was one of the first areas to go under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Sandy Sunday afternoon.
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.”
Con Edison said that is considering cutting power to about 6,500 customers in Lower Manhattan if the surge from the Hurricane Sandy is severe enough to threaten underground lines.
“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Hurricane Sandy was barreling toward the Northeast Sunday afternoon, with “unheard of” wind speeds sustained at 75 mph.
As the Hurricane Sandy Frankenstorm approached, President Barack Obama issued a federal emergency declaration for the State of New York and New Jersey.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency in advance of the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm,” and has ordered evacuations for many areas.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Saturday that it is considering shutting down all service beginning Sunday night in advance of the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm.”
After briefly having weakened to a tropical storm, Sandy was back to Category 1 hurricane status Saturday morning as it prepared to strike the Northeast as the infamous Frankenstorm.
New York City area power companies have issued warnings to heed safety precautions as the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches.
As the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches, the American Red Cross has set up an application with instructions for what to do in preparation for a storm, as well as during and after the storm passes through.
The State of Connecticut has declared a state of emergency as the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches.
Tri-State Area officials are bracing for a gale-force storm that’s expected to hit most of the East Coast next week.
Forecasters are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Sandy as the storm spins near Jamaica.