Hurricane Sandy moves in, evacuations ordered on LI

Ramone Rosas carries plywood for boarding storefronts in

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Ramone Rosas carries plywood for boarding storefronts in Westhampton Beach. (Oct. 28, 2012) (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Low-lying areas across Long Island were subject to mandatory evacuation on Sunday, as public officials reacting to the threat of Hurricane Sandy scrambled to clear areas most in danger from high storm surges and directed evacuees to newly opened county shelters.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano ordered a mandatory evacuation that took effect at 2 p.m. Sunday for flood- or storm-surge areas...

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