LONG BEACH, NY -- A Fox News reporter on the boardwalk, storm surfers catching growing swells, and building owners boarding up their windows were just some of the scenes Patch photographers captured Sunday morning in Long Beach as Hurricane Sandy
, a Category 1 storm, rumbles up the East Coast.
Patch also a posed a question to our Long Beach readers on Facebook
about their plans as the storm is forecasted to make landfall sometime Tuesday. Are they getting ready to evacuate? Or will they stay put?
Resident Suzanne Rea wrote that she stayed home for Hurricane Irene last year, and she’ll do the same for Sandy. News 12 employee Lisa Ritchie said she pulled in all her patio furniture and completed her laundry before she checks into a hotel courtesy of her employer. Sherry Maxwell said she’s going to stay home with her family and pray. And Elissa Moldwin posed her own question. She lives in a first-floor apartment that she is told has never flooded. “Should I trust the landlord on this one even though I'm told this is a storm unlike any other?”
Meanwhile, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano ordered a mandatory evacuation
for all residents living in a flood or storm surge zone, effective 2 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday, Mangano ordered the mandatory the evacuation of Long Beach Medical Center
and all nursing homes on the barrier island when he declared a state of emergency Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. * Join Patch groups weather, hurricane, open/closed,and closed streets.
Photos by Joseph Kellard
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