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Batten Down The Hatches: Southampton Town Prepares For The Arrival Of Hurricane Joaquin

Nicole Barylski

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Flooding from Superstorm Sandy filled the parking lot in Sag Harbor Village. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)

While the current course of Hurricane Joaquin is still uncertain, Southampton Town services, including the Highway Department, the Police Department, local Fire Departments and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), are preparing for any impact that the storm may have on the East End.

"The Town is taking all necessary precautions," noted Anna Supervisor Throne-Holst. "We can expect impacts from significant rain on Friday and Saturday followed by the impact of Hurricane Joaquin on Sunday and Monday. These two events will impact residents in all parts of Town. Please prepare!"

As of right now, heavy rains, high winds and local flooding are expected Wednesday through Monday, and as the storm approaches the Hamptons, Town services will work diligently with the Suffolk County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services to monitor the storm's progress and coordinate emergency services.

"While too early to predict the storm's path, the Town is preparing for all potential scenarios and suggests residents do the same and keep informed by checking the Towns website for updated information," said Councilwoman Christine Scalera.

Southampton Town will provide special instructions in the case of a state of emergency, and if evacuations are required in some areas, the Town will coordinate with local Fire Departments to directly inform the impacted residents.

Residents are encouraged to properly prepare for the storm by keeping important telephone numbers with them, have a plan for those caring for the elderly and those with special needs, ensure your pet's safety, protect your home or business, and assemble a "Go Bag" and home emergency kit. A Be Red Cross Ready Hurricane Safety Checklist is available at ehamptonny.gov.

To stay informed, citizens can register for the new CodeRED notification system, which will notify you in the event of emergency situation or critical community alerts. To sign up, visit coderedweb.com.

For immediate danger, serious injury or life-threatening medical condition call 911, the Emergency Management Team at 631-728-3400, or the Town Senior Help Line at 631-728-1235.

Non-Emergency Numbers:

Animal Control & Animal Shelter 631-728-7387
American Red Cross 877-REDCROSS
Code Enforcement 631-702-1700
Fire Marshal 631-702-2919
Highway Department 631-728-3600
PSEG LI outage or downed wire 800-490-0075
Southampton Hospital 631-726-8200
Suffolk County Water Authority 631-698-9500
Hampton Bays Water District 631-728-0179
Waste Management 631-283-5210

Police Non-Emergency:

Quogue Village 631-653-4791
Sag Harbor Village 631-725-0247
Southampton Town 631-728-5000
Southampton Village 631-283-0056
Westhampton Beach Village 631-288-3444
Sag Harbor Village 631-725-0247
East Hampton Village 631-324-0777
East Hampton Town 631-537-7575
Montauk Village 631-668-3709

Southampton Town will offer regular updates on the storm at www.southamptontownny.gov. For more information about East Hampton Town updates, visit ehamptonny.gov.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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Guest (Jeff Schultz) from Hampton Bays, NY says::
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Joaquin to head well out to sea. That said, it is always a good idea to prepare for all possibilities. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/175226.shtml?5-daynl?large#contents
Oct 2, 2015 2:18 pm


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