Shinnecock Reservation Evacuating Due to Hurricane Sandy

Shinnecock community directed to Red Cross shelter in Hampton Bays.

The Shinnecock Indian Nation has ordered the evacuation of the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Hampton Bays High School for evacuees of flood prone low lying areas of Southampton Town.

Tribal security is going house-to-house to execute the evacuation order.

Evacuees are advised to pack pillows, blankets, snacks, flashlights, extra batteries, reading materials and necessary medications.

The Southampton Town Supervisor has declared a state of emergency and ordered the evacuation of Dune Road and other flood prone areas.

Similarly, Southampton Village has ordered a mandatory evacuation for Meadow Lane and Gin Lane, and all residents south of Ox Pasture Road are asked to voluntarily evacuate.

The Long Island Power Authority says residents should expect to lose power for a number of days.

sherry pocknett October 29, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Prayer are with you Shinnecock, Sherry Pocknett, Mashpee Wampanoag.
Thi_Speaks October 30, 2012 at 03:02 AM
To Eric Douglas and his family, stay safe. And pls stay safe everyone in the Shinnecock Tribe. My prayers goes out to everyone that's been affect by this massive Hurricane in East Coast. 12/28/12 ~ TSpeaks
pocahontas October 30, 2012 at 06:48 AM
my prayers go out to all of the shinnecock tribe stay safe.....pocahontas
Chief Kornplanter October 30, 2012 at 04:44 PM
No doubt Hampton Bays must be thrilled to get them all
John Smith October 30, 2012 at 09:58 PM
What, no cheap cigarettes! How will we survive?


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