10/31/2012 - Notice 14 - STATE OF EMERGENCY-remains in place for the Town of Southampton
DETAILS: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
For Immediate Release
PREPARED BY: Lt. Lawrence P. Schurek:
DATE: 10/30/2012 - 1130hrs.
Hurricane Sandy Updates – Post Storm
STATE OF EMERGENCY-remains in place for the Town of Southampton
NO UNNECESSARY ROAD TRAVEL. Emergency vehicles only. Motorists are impeding the cleanup work by Town Highway Workers and LIPA Tree Removal crews.
Substantial flooding, road debris, downed utility wires and trees and non-operational traffic signals make travel extremely hazardous. All motorists should remain off the roads.
Dune Road has experienced substantial damage and will remain closed until further notice.
We have multiple reports of DOWNED LIVE ELECTRIC WIRES. DO NOT come into close proximity of any wires. They could be energized and contact them could cause loss of life or serious physical injury. Notify the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) of any downed wires or tree blockages at 631-728-3030.
Additional flooding expected with the latest incoming tide. Winds are expected to increase during the day.
LIPA crews have begun to secure downed power lines and damage utility poles before and power restoration. Some restoration can take as much as 7 to 10 days according to LIPA.
Police Department and other first responders will begin active field assessment along with road clearing activity. Assessments updates will be provided accordingly.
Southampton Town Hall and Southampton Town Justice court are closed today, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Town of Southampton Telephone services are non-operational.
Southampton Emergency Operation Center (EOC) remains operational 24/7 and can be contacted at 631-728-3030