Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley and Quogue Village Mayor Peter Sartorious each declared a state of emergency for their respective municipalities Saturday morning, as Hurricane Irene barrels toward Long Island.
"This action will allow local officials to take necessary actions to protect life and property in the town of Southampton," said Lt. Robert P. Iberger, the head of the town’s Office of Emergency Management.
Each municipality has also issued for low-lying, coastal and other flood-prone areas
"The evacuations in the town of Southampton are mandatory, based on the Executive Order Declaration of State of Emergency for anyone residing in low lying areas, coastal areas, areas previously known to have flooding issues either from tidal waters or rain or ground water and all mobile homes or trailers regardless of location," Iberger said.
Fire, police and ambulance personnel will go door to door in the evacuation zones, but authorities are urging residents to voluntarily evacuate as soon as possible.
Approximate Door-to-Door Evacuation Start Times:
Bridgehampton Fire Department - 10 a.m.
East Quogue Fire Department - noon
Eastport Fire Department - noon
Flanders Fire Department - noon
Hampton Bays Fire Department - 11:30 a.m.
North Sea Fire Department - 1 p.m.
Quogue Village Fire Department - 10 a.m.
Riverhead Fire Department - noon
Westhampton Fire Department - 10 a.m.
Dune Road is closed to traffic effective 10 a.m.
- 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 .