Storm Hub: 4 Deaths in Lower Hudson Valley

Patch's guide to Hurricane Sandy complete with road closures, advisories and other announcements that will affect Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe during the storm.

After the storm

Hurricane Sandy has claimed four lives in the Lower Hudson Valley.

A tree crashed through a home in Pearl River at about 6 p.m. Monday, killing a 51-year-old man and placing his family in the hospital.

In North Salem, a tree came down Monday evening, killing two middle school-aged boys.

A motorist on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh died due to storm conditions Monday evening, as well, according to state police.

The storm—an amalgam of several foul weather patterns—brought its worst rains and winds through the region between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday.

The National Hurricane Center was no longer labeling Sandy a hurricane as of 7 p.m. Monday, as it teetered on the edge of the northeast coastline—but the squall still held amazing power.

Nearly all municipalities in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam declared states of emergency, with evacuations in effect in Port Chester, Piermont, Yonkers and other villages and cities. Hundreds of thousands throughout the three counties will be without electricity for up to a week, power companies have said.

Roads Tuesday afternoon were populated by emergency vehicles, branches and debris; the Tappan Zee Bridge closed for several hours due to whipping winds.

For the latest on everything Sandy, stay with Patch.


Road closures and power outages

  • Roadways in Bronxville-Eastchester Shut Down after Sandy
  • All major bridges in and around Manhattan are now open as of Tuesday at 12 p.m. with the exception of the Holland and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel an Outerbridge Crossings


Cancellations and rain dates

  • Bronxville Chamber has Cancelled the Halloween Festival
  • The Chapel School in Bronxville will be closed on Friday Nov. 2
  • Concordia College has cancelled all classes and events for Friday Nov. 2
  • Sarah Lawrence has cancelled all classes and events through Friday Nov. 2
  • Lincoln Academy in Eastchester will be closed on Friday Nov. 2
  • Asbury Nursery School in Tuckahoe closed on Friday Nov. 2
  • Eastchester Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday Nov. 1-2
  • Yonkers Public Schools will be closed on Thursday Nov. 1.
  • Bronxville Montessori School will be closed on Thursday Nov. 1.
  • Bronxville Schools will be closed on Thursday Nov. 1.
  • Tuckahoe Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday Nov. 1-2.
  • Click here for Patch's full list of School Closings in the Hudson Valley
  • Bronxville School Board Cancels Monday's Workshop
  • Food and Wine Event Cancelled in Bronxville
  • Halloween Festival in Bronxville Cancelled for Sunday


Patch's full coverage

  • Bronxville School to Open Their Doors to Residents
  • Hurricane Sandy Causing Gas Shortages Around the Tri-State
  • Con Ed. Westchester Restoration: Estimated Nov. 10-11
  • Mayor Marvin Updates Residents Regarding Con Ed.
  • Colavita: "Report Your Storm Damage to FEMA"
  • Hurricane Sandy Causes Gas Shortages Around the Tri-State
  • Con Ed.: Restoration Underway in Bronxville-Eastchester
  • No Trick or Treating at Night in Eastchester
  • Things Slowly Returning to Normal in Tuckahoe
  • No Trick or Treating in Bronxville
  • Bronxville School Reports Minimal Damage Due to Sandy
  • Bronxville Police: Refrain from Walking or Driving in the Village
  • Mayor Ecklond: Tuckahoe Weathering the Storm So Far
  • Hundreds Without Power Already in Bronxville-Eastchester
  • Sandy Creates a Ghost Town in Bronxville
  • [UPDATED] Red Cross Opens Five Emergency Shelters in Westchester
  • Attorney General Warns Against Price Gouging
  • Bronxville Police: "Bronxville is Under a State of Emergency"
  • All Residents must remove all leaf piles from catch basins and streets
  • Bronxville Issues Vital Info Regarding ConEd.; Possible Outages
  • Tuckahoe Updates Residents on Storm Preparations
  • Bronxville Issues Storm Alert to Residents
  • Mayor Ecklond: "Tuckahoe is Ready for the Storm"
  • Residents Prepare for Sandy's Onslaught [PHOTOS]
  • How You Can Prep For Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]
  • Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for New York
  • NYS Thruway Preps for Hurricane Sandy
  • Astorino Urges Residents to Prepare for Storm
  • Video: MTA Prepping for Storm
  • Storm Preparation: Do You Have A Checklist?

Do you know of an event cancellation? Please add it to the comment section attached to this article and update the event in our free Patch calendar to notify the community.

Geeta Lall October 27, 2012 at 01:56 PM
What is Yonkers providing residents? Where can I get some free flashlights : )
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 27, 2012 at 02:09 PM
You can contact Yonkers DPW at 914-377-4357. I don't know if they are giving out flashlights but I do know they have in the past given out sandbags and if you are in a flood prone area, you may want to pick some up now before they run out.
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 27, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Another thing Bronxville-Eastchester drivers need to watch out for once the rain begins on Sunday are all the wet leaves that will be on roadways like the Bronx River Pkwy and Sprain Brook Pkwy. Wet leaves are almost as treacherous as ice and create a very hazardous condition. Please drive slowly and carefully.
Geeta Lall October 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I called them to see on Saturday ..they weren't answering the phone. 5th floor..it'd have to be a flood of Biblical proportions for me to need sandbags...stay safe.
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Yea, that would be a Noah's Ark type flood.
Sherry Fairchok October 29, 2012 at 03:25 PM
I'll be looking for reports on the state of Brooklands, since we just finished our renovations to repair the damage that Irene did in July. I'm sorry that the forecasts are leaving me fairly certain that I & other residents of the 12 ground-floor apartments there will lose our homes again either to heavy rainfall or storm surge sending the Sprain Brook over the retaining wall between us & the Sprain Brook Parkway.
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Sherry I'm sorry to hear this and let's hope for the best. I will be working around the clock to bring updates to the site as they become available.
Sherry Fairchok October 29, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Josh, thanks for keeping an eye out. This site had the best pictures I could find anywhere last year of the neighborhood & Brooklands in particular. They are still wordless testimony to what happened. I still show them to people who ask me about the flood & who say they knew people lost homes Upstate but had no idea that happened locally in Westchester. The pictures offer proof beyond my words.
Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Well it's something that no one enjoys taking photos of but if flooding does occur again, I am sure either through Patch or other media outlets it will be documented. The pictures from Irene were extremely dramatic.
Steven Ircha November 01, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Free Emergency Office Services; Steven Ircha of Aegis Capital is offering his conference room and extra office space to those in area that need Internet access, fax machines, and copier. His office will be open all weekend for this purpose as well. No charge. Steven Ircha Aegis Capital 26 Paxton Avenue Bronxville NY 10708 917-561-5288
Josh Semendoff (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Thank you so much for this offer Steven, I will put a note out on facebook regarding this as well and I am sure for those without power that this will be such a relief!


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