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Cuomo: Bayville Village in Grave Danger

Officials warn of unprecedented storm surges, deploy National Guard to assist in evacuating remaining residents.

Bayville residents who have not evacuated are in grave danger and must leave immediately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday afternoon. The only remaining route out of Bayville is Lattingtown Road, all others are submerged and impassable.

At a press conference at the new National Guard Center in Farmingdale, Cuomo said hundreds of residents who have not left the Bayville area are facing" unprecedented" storm surges for the next three hours.

National Guard troops are being deployed along with local firefighters to help evacuate those left behind.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said he does not know how many people are left, and estimated there are hundreds. He and Cuomo warned that those who have not evacuated are placing their lives and those of the first responders in jeopardy.

One thousand Army National Guard Troops have been deployed to Long Island and one thousand more will be arriving by Tuesday, Cuomo said.

Most of those troops will be deployed to assist Long Island communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Allison October 30, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I just stayed in my home through the storm in Bayville and have stayed home in Bayville through every other past storm. Living in the flood zone on the sound side of Bayville we know what we are up against, and protecting our house is a priority, we did flood but since we were home we were able to keep a majority of the water out, which wouldn't have been the case if we left. While we got the evacuation orders by phone, not once did anyone come to make sure we were evacuated or offer to evacuate us. Those of us who have lived here our whole lives, including most of the volunteers know what we are doing, no one would stay if they knew they would have a major issue, while this storm is one of the worst we have ever seen, the damage is fixable. The storms we sometimes face are part of life in Bayville, No one would intentionally put any of the rescuers in harms way on purpose,
Nancy October 31, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Matilda, Stick to you opinion if you think you are right!. I'd like to see you "waltzing" through the floods to dry land when all the rescuers are off helping some really needy people that have more sense, and can't get out on their own. Some places are saying if you don't evacuate when told to they you are on your own. That sounds logical to me. We hope everyone is safe and sound, but let's be reasonable.
Nancy October 31, 2012 at 03:51 AM
meant to say...that you are on your own....
Joe November 01, 2012 at 10:11 AM
I will be in Bayville tomorrow cleaning my parents garage out. They live a block from the beach and at no point were they in danger. The residents truly in danger are the ones that live on the Sound. My parents were surrounded by water but the storm surge was far less than in the past. No water in the ground level where in te past they have had three feet. Their prediction for the worst storm surge were incorrect.
whalepoop November 07, 2012 at 10:44 PM
BS, these people made a bad decision. Those responders and their resources can be used elsewhere, helping people that followed directions and heeded warnings. Those rescuers have family also. Property and material can be replaced

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