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Hurricane Sandy Prompts Local Emergency In Port Chester

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - A local state of emergency was declared in Port Chester as of Sunday night and will be in effect through Oct. 31, the village announced.

Port Chester High School was opened as a shelter for Port Chester and Rye Brook residents as of 3 p.m. Sunday.

Residents and workers in downtown Port Chester were ordered to evacuate Sunday evening before Hurricane Sandy hits, Village Manager Christopher Steers announced. The following areas were ordered to evacuate:  1.Riverdale Avenue from Putnam Avenue to the Town of Greenwich boundary line. 2. Grey Rock South 3. North Main Street (river side) from Mill Street to Town of Greenwich boundary line

Port Chester Village Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday. There will be no bulk waste pickup on Wednesday and all residents are instructed not to put out trash or recyclables on Monday or Tuesday. All Port Chester schools will be closed Monday.  Several events in Port Chester were canceled due to the storm. The village Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled. Halloween in the Park has been delayed and will be evaluated as the storm hits the area. Halloween at the Senior Center has also been canceled. The Capitol Theatre canceled Sunday’s night’s sold-out Trey Anastasio Band concert, to be rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 5. Check back with The Port Chester Daily Voice throughout the duration of the storm for more news and information. Make sure to send your storm photos to ahelhoski@dailyvoice.com

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