Hurricane Sandy's wrath will be felt across Long Island Monday and many businesses and schools are closed in advance of her expected wind damage and torrential rain.
Here's what's closed in and near Plainview:
- The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District , already having cancelled all classes and activities Monday, has announced there will be no school on Tuesday as well. Go to the district's website for further details.
- The Mid-Island Y-JCC is closed, along with its pool and all scheduled activities. Temple Beth Elohim has cancelled all activities through Tuesday, including Junior Youth Group, religious school and Adult Education.
- The Long Island Rail Road, along with the rest of the MTA system, is closed until further notice. There are no trains to or from nearby Hicksville and Bethpage stations.
- NICE bus (Nassau Inter-County Express) is suspended through Tuesday.
- Many retail stores will not open or will close early. For example, Starbucks Coffee in the Plainview Centre is closed, along with all Starbucks in the Metropolitan area. Most supermarkets say they will remain open as long as possible. Much of this will depend on whether electrical power is available.
What's open and operating in Plainview:
- The Plainview Fire Department. Residents are urged to call 911 only in life-threatening emergencies. For trees down, roadside issues or other non-life threatening concerns, Nassau County residents should dial 1-888-684-4274 for assistance.
- The Plainview Hospital: The Emergency Room is open and the hospital is operational. Some elective surgeries may be cancelled.
- The U.S. Postal Service is expected to go on as usual unless mail trucks are unable to deliver their parcels to local post offices.
- The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is closed, but electronic trading is scheduled to go on as usual. Most banks are open; some have begun to to announce early closings. Again, their status will depend on the availability of electrical power.
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