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Update: Sandy's Effects Felt in New Rochelle

There are high wind and coastal flood warnings issued for the area, along with a flood watch.

10:20 a.m., Oct. 29, 2012: Winds are picking up through the Sound Shore. Sustained winds are in the mid- to high-teens. The temperature is about 58 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, rain could be heavy at times during the day today. The high will be near 61. Expect it to be very windy, with a northeast wind around 44 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. There is a 100 percent chance of precipitation, with new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch.

About 100 ConEd customers are without power Monday morning, according to the ConEd Outage Map. The outages are scattered from the extreme northern part of the city to San Souci. Estimate time of restoration for the majority of the outages is 3 p.m. Monday.

The special New Rochelle City Council meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday has been postponed to later this week with the date to be determined.

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New Rochelle residents spent part of Sunday making certain they put away lawn furniture and securing Halloween decorations in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy's impact.

Lines were reported to be extremely long at C-Town on Main Street Sunday afternoon. The parking lot at ShopRite was full but checkout lines were seemingly under control.

The Sound Shore was encroaching onto Glen Island Park Sunday morning about an hour before high tide. Tidal surge is a major concern during this storm. High tide Monday will be at 11:52 a.m. On Tuesday, high tides will be at 12:19 a.m. and 12:22 p.m.

There is a flood watch in effect from Monday through Tuesday. A coastal flood warning was issued for Long Island Sound from 6 a.m. Monday until 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A number of closing were announced Sunday, including the New Rochelle School District. All schools and offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 29. A spokesman said a decision about whether schools will be open Tuesday will be made midday Monday.

The National Weather Service said Monday's forecast calls for rain, heavy at times, mainly after 8 a.m. It will be windy, with northeast winds around 39 mph. Gusts could be as high as 55 mph. Precipitation is estimated to be between 1 and 2 inches. The high will be around 59.

Rain is forecast to continue through Tuesday.

Also closed Monday are Salesian High School, Iona Preparatory (Tuesday also), Iona College, College of New Rochelle (Tuesday also) and Monroe College.

New Rochelle City Hall will be closed for all non-essential municipal business Monday. The city canceled garbage collection for Monday and Tuesday, and lifted alternate parking rules for both days as well.

Both the New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children's Library will be closed Monday. Patrons should call 914-632-7878 Tuesday to listen to the recorded message to see if it will be open before coming to the library.

The New Rochelle YMCA on Weyman Avenue will be closed Monday.

The Red Cross opened an emergency shelter at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane Sunday. Jim Killoran, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, said his headquarters at 524 Main St. will remain open around the clock Monday and Tuesday. There are 50 cots available if people needed to evacuate their homes, he said.

The Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center may not be open Monday. People were advised to call 914-235-2363 for information.

County parks, including Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, will be closed Monday and Tuesday. The county decided to close the entire length of the Bronx River Parkway beginning at 6 a.m. Monday.

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