SOUTHAMPTON TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON
110 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays, N.Y. 11946
DETAILS: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
For Immediate release:
Southampton Town Emergency Preparedness advises that Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne Holst has signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency for the Town of Southampton impending approach of Hurricane Sandy, as did Quogue Mayor’s Peter Sartorius for the Village of Quogue and Mayor Conrad Teller for the Village of Westhampton Beach.
This action will allow local officials to take necessary actions to protect life and property in the Town of Southampton.
Supervisor Throne Holst has declared a Mandatory Evacuation of Dune Road and low lying Category 1 flood zones.
The Town Supervisor’s Office and other Emergency Services, continues to monitor the progression of Hurricane Sandy as Fire departments and other Emergency Responders prepare to begin evacuation actions.
Emergency responder (Fire, EMS or PD) will be going around doing evacuations. The evacuations are likely to start around 2:00 PM in some areas and later in the day in other areas, depending on the fire district.
You can assist Emergency Responders by voluntarily evacuating today as early as possible so as to avoid clogging roads or putting yourself at risk as the weather worsens.
If you reside in a coastal area, or a low lying area you need to evacuate!
Residents by now should know whether or not they are in flood prone areas.
This storm brings a high risk of flooding from heavy rains as well as a 6-11 ft. tidal surge. If you think you may be in an “at risk” location error on the side of caution and evacuate.
Residents who experienced ground water flooding back in August of 2011 should evacuate until the storm passes.
Two Shelters in the vicinity are located in proximity to Southampton Town;
Hampton Bays High School, 88 Argonne Road, hampton Bays
Riverhead High School 600 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead
PET FRIENDLY SHELTER:
Eastern campus Suffolk , Cutchogue Building , 121 Speonk- Riverhead Road, Speonk
If going to a shelter bring a blanket, pillow, medicines, snacks, bottled water, reading materials, flashlight, extra, batteries. Check Town website for additional information.
Make sure someone (friend, relative) knows where you are going.
Also refer to your copy of the Town of Southampton Hurricane Pocket Guide.
Download Southampton Town Hurricane Pocket