Mayor Murray Declares State of Emergency in RVC

All businesses in the village must close by 3 p.m. Monday; parking restrictions implemented.

Village Mayor Francis X. Murray has declared a state of emergency in Rockville Centre due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Pursuant to this declaration, Murray has ordered that no vehicles will be allowed to park on village streets until Wednesday, Oct. 31. The mayor has further ordered that all businesses in the village must close by 3 p.m. Monday.

Residents are reminded that the Nassau County Executive has ordered an immediate, mandatory evacuation of all residences south of Merrick Road in Rockville Centre.

Residents who live south of Merrick Road are advised that they cannot expect emergency response in the evacuation area during this storm.

All residents of Rockville Centre are advised that they cannot expect emergency response during the period of sustained high velocity winds that are expected during this storm.

The hurricane is expected to reach its peak force around 3 p.m. on Monday. Hurricane force winds could then continue for as long as the next 12 hours.

According to the village, if the hurricane is as bad as is being predicted, areas of Rockville Centre could experience power outages lasting from five to seven days or longer.

During the storm, stay indoors to avoid injury and to keep streets clear for emergency workers who are clearing roads and restoring power.

  • For police and medical emergencies during the storm, call 911.
  • For non-emergency police matters, call 766-1500
  • To report electrical outages, downed wires or downed poles, call 766-5800.

There will be no sanitation service in Rockville Centre until Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Updated emergency information will be available on the village website as the storm progresses.

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unknownauthor October 29, 2012 at 06:57 PM
K M October 30, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Thanks so much to RVC power for keeping us in electricity !!!
Bob Strangio November 03, 2012 at 12:19 PM
No electricity on Shepherd St since Monday night on the left side street towards HS, and the houses that are back to back with us on Princenton are out as well . But yet all the other homes surrounding us have power can someone explain why.. Also if you have number to report electrical problems then why is it always busy,seems you should have another method! Frustrsated
LAURIE CELLA November 04, 2012 at 04:48 PM
when are we goi8ng back to work please contact me by ametgal76@aol.com
LAURIE CELLA November 04, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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