For Immediate release: Southampton Town’s Emergency Preparedness Office is monitoring the progression of Hurricane Sandy as Town Department Heads are taking necessary actions on the Town level to prepare for the impact of this storm. Residents also need to take actions to prepare for themselves. We also would like to encourage residents and visitors alike to continue to pay attention to the development and projected track of Hurricane Sandy during the next few days. There are a number of models projecting the track including some that bring it across Long Island. Residents may have to face loss of power and inaccessible roadways for a number of days if this storm hits us as a strong Tropical Storm.
Monday is only 3 days away but there is still ample time to think about actions relating to household and yard items, boats and other craft that might need to be secured, to review family plans, plan for pets and other animals, pick up additional batteries and supplies and to make contact with anyone you may need to stay with if you live in an area that likely would be evacuated (Coastal, low lying areas, mobile homes or any other location in which you do not feel safe.) Pay attention to messages from your local officials.
This is also a good time to scan through your copy of the Town of Southampton Hurricane Survival Guide. For those who do not yet have a copy of the Southampton Town Hurricane Survival Guide one can be picked up at Southampton Town Hall or downloaded from the Town’s website www.southamptontownny.gov Residents and visitors to the Town of Southampton are also reminded that the National Weather Service at Brookhaven National Lab has indicated that the heavy surf conditions created by Hurricane Sandy may start to impact the area on Sunday