County Executive Mangano has issued a mandatory evacuation of Long Beach island. All residents must vacate Long Beach no later than 5:00 pm Saturday. All roadways will remain opened during the evacuation. The recommended routes are Long Beach Rd or Nassau Expressway. All City of Long Beach facilities will be closed both Saturday – Sunday. This includes the Ocean Beach Park, the Recreation Center and the Long Beach Bus System. There will be no sanitation services provided this weekend. For residents without an evacuation destination or transportation, City buses will be transporting those residents to the County shelter site at Nassau Community College. Pick-up points will be at West School, City Hall and East School from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm. For people wishing to bring their pet – one bus will be available at 7:30 from City Hall. For further information please check the City’s web site or call 431-1000 and press 1 for the storm hot line. Swift Reach 911 messages will be updated with continuing information as further details develop.
Source – Swift 911
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