.

Threat of Hurricane Sandy Closes Fair Lawn, Saddle Brook Schools on Monday, Tuesday

The superintendents in each district have cancelled school on Monday and Tuesday due to the threat of Hurricane Sandy.

With Hurricane Sandy closing in on the area, Fair Lawn superintendent Bruce Watson and Saddle Brook superintendent Kathryn Fedina have chosen to close all schools in their respective communities on Monday and Tuesday.

Fair Lawn sent out a SwiftReach alert to all parents and posted the information on its website around 3 p.m. Saddle Brook followed suit a few hours later.

Fair Lawn emergency management coordinator Ira Marks said that extra precautions have been taken this year at Memorial Middle School, which suffered flood damage in Hurricane Irene and remained closed for a month following the storm.

In addition to sandbagging all entrances to the building, which was largely successful last year, the district's buildings and grounds crew has also sealed the school's vents.

Marks said water that rose above three feet and entered the building's vents caused the bulk of the damage suffered at Memorial last year.

"They’re doing their best to cover it and protect it," he said. "Will water still get in? I’m sure. But will it be as bad as last year? I hope not."

Rosenberg said the district is still in the process of preparing contingency plans should Memorial flood again and its students be forced to relocate elsewhere in the borough for classes.

--

Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning

Deleted because of harassment October 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Currently, the rain totals are predicted to be between 2 and 6 inches. The river is low at the moment, so the chances of an extreme flood event does not seem to be bad. However, another period of extreme rain, as we had last year, could bring it back up.
Wayne Robbins October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I hope so too Cornell - yet, there may be a problem if we don't have any power - of course, that would make it very spooky...just what Halloween needs. Be Safe All!!
John Jones October 29, 2012 at 01:15 AM
They already have the flood gates wide open on the Pompton Dam in Wayne. I expect Memorial School to flood again. The Board of Ed better start planning a new wing at TJ.
fanfan November 30, 2012 at 07:17 AM
There's very good consumer http://www.coachoutletonlinest.com/ Coach Outlet Store Online http://www.coachoutletonlinescoach.net/ Coach Bags Outlet http://www.coachoutletstorexd.net/ Coach Outlet Store Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletonlinewb.com/ Coach Factory Outlet Online http://www.coachfactoryoutlettx.com/ Coach Factory Outlet Store http://www.coachfactoryoutletrb.com/ Coach Factory Outlet Store http://www.coachfactoryonlinefc.org/ Coach Factory Online http://www.coachoutletwy.com/ Coach Factory Outlet Online Store http://www.coachoutletaol.net/ Coach Outlet Online http://www.coachoutletstoreonlinesl.com/ Coach Outlet Store Online http://www.coachoutletonlineybw.com/ Coach Outlet Online systems were not compromised."
reytruytuy December 01, 2012 at 01:57 AM
http://www.coachfactoryoutletcc.us Coach Factory Outlet http://www.guccibeltsoutletstores.net Gucci Belt http://www.coachoutletonlinewo.com Coach Factory Store http://www.coachfactorystoredo.com Coach Outlet Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletpo.com Coach Factory Online Store http://www.coachoutletonlinefc.org Coach Online Outlet http://www.coachoutletloa.com Coach Factory Outlet Online http://www.coachoutletwr.com Coach Bags Outlet http://www.coachoutletonlineyu.net Coach Factory Online http://www.coachfactoryonlineen.com Coach Factory Online http://www.hermesbeltsod.net Hermes Belt http://www.coachoutletonlinefs.com Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachoutletstoreps.com Coach Outlet Store Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletbo.net Coach Factory Online http://www.coachfactoryoutletdt.us Coach Factory Stores http://www.coachoutletstoreonlinert.com Coach Handbags Outlet http://www.coachoutletonlinelsa.com Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachoutletdt.net Coach Factory Store http://www.coachoutletstorefb.com Coach Bags Outlet Online http://www.coachbagsoutleton.org Coach Factory Online http://www.louisvuittonbeltsdt.net Louis Vuitton Belt

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »