Start your Monday with this daily guide, where you will find five pieces of information you should know today, like events happening in town or topics being covered on the site. Have an event or topic that should appear in this column? Add it to the calendar or send us a news tip.
Sandy: Hurricane Sandy will be blowing into our area with heavy winds and rain on Monday. The national weather service has issued a coastal flood warning. a high wind warning and a flood watch for our area. All of these watches and warnings are in affect through Tuesday.
Evacuation: On Sunday, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano issued a mandatory evacuation warning for residents living in a flood or storm surge zones. This area is usually defined as areas south of Merrick Road in the Massapequas.
Schools: Public schools are closed in the Massapequa, Plainedge and Farmingdale School Districts. St. Rose of Lima School is also closed.
Public Transit: Forget about it. The MTA began shutting down the LIRR along with all bus and subway service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Customers and the media should monitor the mta.info website or call 511 for the most current service information.
Sanitation/S.O.R.T. All trash and recycling collection in the Town of Oyster Bay has been canceled for both Monday and Tuesday.