Here are the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy from Boston’s North End / Waterfront as the huge storm barrels its way through the Northeast. We won’t see the worst of it, but it will still be a major event all day Monday, into Tuesday. There are expected wind gusts over 60 mph and a record high tide comes at 11:30 am on Monday with a ~4+ feet storm surge increasing flooding potential. The rain itself won’t be too bad, up to 4 inches. Here are some North End / Waterfront specifics:
- Trash collection will begin on Monday at 5 am. Public Works is asking residents to double bag for this collection.
- Street sweeping is cancelled on Monday.
- Boston Public Schools, including the North End’s Eliot School, has canceled classes through at least Monday. More school closings.
- Nazzaro Community Center, along with most centers, will be closed on Monday, October 29th.
- North End Branch Library, as with all Boston Public Libraries, will be closed on Monday.
- Non-essential state and city works are being told to stay home. The Mayor himself is in the hospital with a virus.
- Governor Patrick has asked businesses to stay closed, as possible, on Monday during the state of emergency. The stock market is also closed, maybe into Tuesday.
- NEMPAC has also canceled its classes in the North End on Monday.
- High tide in Boston is 11:30 am on Monday, October 29th.
- Call the City’s 24-hour hotline at 617-635-4500 or online at Citizens Connect to report flooding and down trees. City press release.
- Emergencies, call 911.
Follow where the power outages are happening on the NStar map. Track the storm with maps and video on Weather.com’s Hurricane Central. Significant power outages are expected. Stay tuned for more updates and follow NorthEndWaterfront.com at our twitter handle: @NorthEndBoston
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