Shore residents taking threat from Isabel seriously
Residents in Mamaroneck are hauling boats out of the water and stocking up on emergency supplies. For more on Hurricane Isabel, log on to the News 12 Westchester Hurricane Isabel Center.If Hurricane Isabel hits the shores of Mamaroneck, the town is ready and it seems so are the people who live there. Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Valerie O'Keeffe is making sure everything is in place just in case Hurricane Isabel comes ashore. Staff is set to notify people in low-lying areas if they have to be evacuated. Workers at McMichael's Boat Yard say most people are so concerned about the hurricane that they're taking their boats out of the water for the year. Back in 1993, boats suffered a lot of damage and as a result owners say they have learned their lesson. O'Keeffe says residents will be notified Thursday afternoon if and when they should evacuate. Residents who live on the water and have evacuation questions should call their town hall.