Nov. 3, 2012 2:30 PM
Contact: Janice Wilson or Jennifer
Over the next several days, we will be providing daily updates focusing on but not limited to the following information: road conditions, utility restoration, debris cleanup and emergency recovery information. These updates will be available on the Town’s website.
1. The Town has coordinated with the Suffolk County Red Cross and Hampton Bays School officials to re-open a shelter at the Hampton Bays Middle School, beginning Friday evening. This is in response to several calls from residents still without power who are concerned about the cooler temperatures forecast for the weekend The Center will remain open through the weekend from 8 AM to 9 PM providing food, showers and a charging stations for electronic devices. Residents can call 631-723-4700 x2101 for more information. The Hampton Bays Senior Center will remain open throughout the weekend for special needs seniors. General information regarding access to and locations of shelters in the region is available from the American Red Cross at 924-6700.
2. The Town coordinated a meeting today for property owners along the coastal areas both east and west of the Shinnecock Inlet. The Town Trustees, the Town Coastal Erosion Administrator (Kyle Collins), the Town’s Chief Environmental Analyst (Marty Shea), and the Deputy Town Attorney (Kathleen Murray) discussed current procedures and priorities for addressing current erosion issues and measures that can be taken to address concern about the potential nor’easter forecast for later next week. The procedures outlined in an earlier update were revised in terms of expediting efforts and working through the Town Trustees and the Town Environmental Analyst. Strong emphasis was placed on working cooperatively with neighbors on adjoining properties to assure contiguous beachfront protection.
3. The North Sea Transfer and the Hampton Bays Transfer Stations will be open Tuesday, November 6 for individuals impacted by the Hurricane Sandy.
4. The Southampton Emergency Operations Center will remain open on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and can be reached at 728-3030. The Police Captain, in coordination with the Supervisor, will make a determination on Sunday on whether and for how long the EOC will be open next week.
5. FEMA has established Mobile Disaster Assistance Centers. The locations and hours are listed below :
- Mastic Beach Recreation Center – 15 Herkimer St., Mastic on Saturday 11/3 and Sunday 11/4 from 7am to 7pm
- Southold Town Hall – 53095 Route 25, Southold on Monday 11/5 and Tuesday 11/6 from 7am to 7pm
- East Hampton Town Hall – 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton on Wednesday 11/7 and Thursday 11/8 from 7am to 7pm
Services provided at the FEMA Disaster Assistance Center will include:
- Guidance regarding disaster recovery
- Clarification of any written correspondence received
- Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information
- Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
- Status of applications being processed by FEMA
- SBA program information if there is a SBA Representative at the Disaster Recovery Center site
- A video describing the services available at the Disaster Assistance Center is available at: http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/8326