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."
- 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 .
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