NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – With Hurricane Sandy rapidly approaching Westchester County, New Rochelle canceled school Monday and opened an emergency shelter for residents in need.
Wind and rain are expected to begin Sunday night, with the most intense weather coming Monday night and continuing into Tuesday.
On Monday and Tuesday, garbage collection has been canceled, and alternate side street regulations will be suspended. The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Albert Leonard Middle School on Gerada Lane that will be in effect beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
City officials are warning residents in flood prone areas to exercise extra caution. If there is an evacuation, it is important to move before the weather makes travel conditions dangerous. Cars in flood areas should also be located to higher ground.
Call 911 for emergency situations, and all other matters should be addressed at (914) 654-2300. All power outages should be reported to Con Edison officials at 1-800-75-CONED.