As most of Long Island copes Tuesday with power outages, downed trees and property damage from Hurricane Sandy, the West Hempstead School District has decided to cancel classes for Wednesday, Oct. 31.
"Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the challenges our residents are now dealing with in terms of downed trees, power lines and loss of power, the West Hempstead Schools will remain closed," Superintendent John Hogan told Patch. Since so many are without power he asked those who do get this message to "spread the word."
With the telephones and power out, it took until 6:30 p.m. for the Malverne School District to make the announcement that its schools would be closed Wednesday too.
Earlier in the day, the Lynbrook School District, Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook, Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne, the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in West Hempstead also canceled classes for Wednesday. Since OLP had already been scheduled to close on Nov. 1 and 2, classes will not resume now until Nov. 5.
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This story was last updated at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30.