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Long Beach Preps for Hurricanes

The city and Allegria say they're ready for potential storms.


Meteorologists say as many at three major storms are still possible this hurricane season, according to New York's WABC.

The local news station recently sat down with Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman and Public Works Commissioner Jim LaCarrubba to talk about the city’s hurricane preparations. The newscast also features Allegra Hotel owner Al Rosenberg, who tells a reporter about precautions being taken for any Hurricane Irene-like storms that wreaked havoc on his establishment last summer.

The Allegra was the site of some of Long Beach’s most spectacular flooding after Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm when it hit Long Beach on Aug. 27-28. But that didn't stop the storm’s winds of about 70 mph and heavy rain from downing many trees, flooding homes and streets and moving structures, including the lifeguard station that surging ocean waters lifted off its foundation and knocked into the boardwalk at National Boulevard beach.

In the wake of the storm thousands of homes were without power, and the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a number of storm-related fires, including one on West Park in which firefighters stood in three feet of water in the street to battle the blaze. Just days before the storm struck, city was preparing to host the Quiksilver Pro New York surf competition, and while the competition went on as scheduled the musical portion of the event was cancelled. 

Prior to the storm, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano ordered a mandatory evacuation of Long Beach, as well as other areas of the county.

The City of Long Beach offers the following information on hurricane preparedness on its website:

Hurricane Preparedness Summer 2012

Hurricane Information

dopey malloy August 15, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Why dont you stay up in Quebec? The scumbags that live there are right up your alley.........French garbage.
Beachguy August 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Dopey-- I would stay up here but it's too cold in the winter. Alley? what alley? I ain't got no Alley You must have mixed up with someone else. Why don't you run for the LB City Council.? You would fit right in. Or police commissioner.? Official greeter for the City? You could give out the key to the City. Cut ribbons at store openings. Hang out at the train station and say hello to everyone getting off the train. Introduce them to the bros hanging out there. Can't everyone see it now"Hi I'm Dopey , can't you tell" Keep in touch Dopey. If you sober up let's hang out.
Beachguy August 15, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Dopey--- now I have it! You think I'm the guy you were with in the alley behind Waldbaums doing....Well you know what you were doing Dopey don't you? Pretty dopey wasn't it Dopey? But that wasn't me Dopey. When are we going to hang out Dopey? But not in your alley behind Waldbaums.
Earthling August 16, 2012 at 01:40 PM
This time around, the lifeguard house will have to be removed from the streets were it will finally rest. Or was it properly secure this time? Kukulkan, a mayan deity who's sole purpose is to clean up everything that needs cleaning, uprooting what's bad and leaving what's good. Hope it cleans city hall and uproots the bad and ugly of this city.
Candygram for Mongo August 17, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Great article about the hurricane that hit Long Beach in the late 1800's http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9502E2DC1E3CEE3ABC4B52DFBF668382699FDE

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