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Southampton Town to Begin Evacuations of Flood-Prone Areas

Mandatory evacuations will start at 10 a.m.

Fire, EMS and police personnel will begin mandatory evacuations of low-lying areas in Southampton Town beginning around 10 a.m. Saturday.

Lt. Robert P. Iberger, the head of the town’s Office of Emergency Management, said some areas will not be evacuated until later in the day. "We do not have an exact timetable," he said. "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, a low lying area or mobile home you need to evacuate," he added. Check the flood maps attached to this post to see if you are in a mandatory evacuation area.

"This storm brings a risk of flooding from torrential rains as well as surge/tide," Iberger said. "If you think you may be in an at risk location err on the side of caution and evacuate. Residents who experienced ground water flooding back in March or 2010 should evacuate until the storm passes."

SHELTER LOCATIONS

- Pets will be accepted and taken off site.

- For people with special medical needs.

in Riverhead - Pet friendly

If going to a shelter bring a blanket, pillow, medicines, snacks, bottled water, reading materials, flashlight, extra, batteries. Make sure someone (friend, relative) knows where you are going. Also refer to the .

Additional evacuation and emergency info:

Mary Beth August 27, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Good luck to everyone
Amanda M August 27, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Does anyone know if they are evacuating only the zones that are in danger in cat 1 and 2 storms, or if they want everyone in all zones to leave?
Barbara Gaias August 27, 2011 at 02:33 PM
Are there any more "d" cell batteries?
Erica Jackson (Editor) August 27, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Town and village officials are now going door to door on Dune Road to make sure everyone is out.
Bonnie Nelson August 27, 2011 at 07:13 PM
Good luck to everyone! Be safe.
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) August 27, 2011 at 08:23 PM
Shinnecock Hardware still had some this morning.

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