BRONXVILLE N.Y. - When Hurricane Sandy hit Bronxville in October it uprooted trees, knocked down electrical lines, scattered debris everywhere and left roughly 1,500 residents without power.
To prepare for the storm, the Bronxville Emergency Operation Center began operations , and village officials declared Bronxville in a state of emergency. Village officials also suspended the use and enforcement of parking meters, and advised residents to move their cars to higher ground.
Many Bronxville store owners boarded up their windows or temporarily close down in anticipation of the storm.
The Bronxville Post Office closed its doors for the first time in more than a decade. The Bronxville Public School District also cancelled classes as a result of the storm. School officials moved items into large storage containers outside, covered windows and positioned sandbags inside and outside of the building to avoid damage from flooding.
The Bronxville landmark Lange's Deli , which hadn't been forced to close in the past 25 years, stayed open despite not being able to receive its normal shipments.
As a result of the damage to public and private property by Hurricane Sandy, village officials were forced to cancel trick or treating activities on Halloween.
In the end, between the preparations taken by the school, overtime hours of village employees and the hiring of tree removers, Sandy left Bronxville with a hefty bill . However, despite the major cleanup and costs, residents and officials considered themselves lucky .
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