Southampton Town Orders Evacuations

Press Release:

SOUTHAMPTON TOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
110 Old Riverhead Road
Hampton Bays, N.Y. 11946
NEWS RELEASE
William Wilson Jr. TEL # 631-728-5000
Chief of Police

DETAILS: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
For Immediate release:
Evacuations have been started in Southampton Town and appear to be going well.
Supervisor Anna Throne Holst has signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency.
Attached to this declaration is a mandatory evacuation clause for persons residing in low lying or
coastal area “Slosh Zones,” which are prone to flooding.


Dune Road (Town of Southampton) has been evacuated and closed to pedestrian and vehicle
traffic due to tidal surge flooding.


Please help us help you. If are asked to evacuate – evacuate. If you are able to go to a location
other than a shelter please do so (relatives/friends/motel)


If you do not need to evacuate, please do not go to a shelter as their resources will be limited.
If going to a shelter please bring a blanket, pillow, medicines, snacks, bottled water, reading
materials, flashlight, extra, batteries. Check Town website for additional information.
Make sure someone (friend, relative) knows where you are going.


You can assist Emergency Responders by voluntarily evacuating as soon as possible so as to
avoid clogging roads or putting yourself at risk as the weather worsens.
This storm brings a high risk of flooding from heavy rains as well as a 6-11 ft. tidal surge. If you
think you may be at risk, please evacuate.


SHELTER LOCATIONS
Hampton Bays High School, 88 Argonne Road, hampton Bays
Riverhead High School 600 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead


Pet Friendly Shelter: Eastern campus Suffolk , Cutchogue Building , 121 Speonk- Riverhead Road, Speonk
Also refer to 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