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State of Emergency Declared In Town of Babylon

Mandatory evacuation of areas south of Montauk Highway and beach communities.

Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer has issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency for the entire Town of Babylon ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival.

A mandatory evacuation of the beach communities and all areas south of Montauk Highway in the Town of Babylon, Village of Amityville, Village of Babylon and Village of Lindenhurst, has been ordered.

Residents of these areas are advised to leave the area and seek higher ground.

The Town has designated the Babylon Town Hall Annex (281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703) as a place of safe haven. 

In a press statement, Schaffer said that the Red Cross will keep the Town notified of any shelters opening within the Babylon area.

Emergency vehicles have been prepped, but will not be able to be on the roads if winds exceed 50 miles per hour, the supervisor said.

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Sandy is expected to bring extreme weather to Long Island – depending on the track – beginning late Sunday. The latest forecast calls for the region to get between 1-4 inches of rain with western Long Island possibly seeing more.

Long Island has a 70-90 percent chance of getting tropical storm-force winds. Tropical storm-force winds have been measured 520 miles from the storm's eye. 

The NWS issued a hazardous weather outlook for the region and warns of high winds causing widespread downing of trees and power lines along with coastal flooding.

Nino October 29, 2012 at 04:55 PM
FIRST RESPONSE TO THE PUBLIC ON WHAT THE TOWN OF BABYLON IS DOING. Better late then never". Whoever is overseeing the good old boy public works department, needs to be fired. They have done zilch and had all day Friday and even Thursday to take any preventive action and did nothing but the usual drive in circles gps fraud maneuver. Be reassured the main focus was on working overtime only. What a disgrace, shame,shame,shame. Go clean the drain covers!!!
Marques October 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Does anyone know how Fire Island ave at the intersection with Commack ct is doing??? I live nearby but I am on vacation- please someone comment something Thank you
David Thuma October 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Water just getting to Fire Island Ave & Virginia corner. West Commack might be alright, east must be getting water.
Marques October 30, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Thank you @davidthuma


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