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Port Chester Shelter Closes, State Of Emergency Extends

With thousands of Port Chester still without power after Hurricane Sandy, the village extended its Local State of Emergency orders until Nov. 5.
With thousands of Port Chester still without power after Hurricane Sandy, the village extended its Local State of Emergency orders until Nov. 5. Photo Credit:

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – The emergency shelter at Port Chester High School has closed, but the Local State of Emergency declared in Port Chester before Hurricane Sandy hit was extended until next week, Village Manager Christopher Steers announced late Wednesday.

Port Chester High School was opened as an emergency evacuation shelter prior to the storm. It officially closed Wednesday. The state of emergency was called Sunday at 7 p.m. and was to last until Wednesday, however Steers extended the declaration to Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

Hurricane Sandy produced devastating winds to the area, downing trees and power lines throughout Port Chester and knocking out electricity to thousands. Downtown residents of Port Chester who were evacuated during the storm due to flooding have returned to homes without any power.

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