During Hurricane Irene last year, one of the hardest hits areas of Rockland County was Klein Ave. and some nearby streets in West Nyack. Heavy rain led to such a large overflow of the adjacent retention pond that the street was flooded with waters reaching as high as five-and-a-half feet. The street was eventually evacuated.
While residents are hoping Hurricane Sandy won’t hit as hard, they aren’t taking chances. Many were in the process of or had already started moving items from their ground-level floors upstairs by Saturday afternoon.