Mayor Ralph Scordino issued an executive order declaring a Local State of Emergency in Babylon Village during the day yesterday in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The executive order gives Mayor Scordino and other agencies throughout Babylon Village the power to do whatever is deemed necessary to save lives and properties throughout the village.
The order, effective as of 11 a.m. Monday until 11 a.m. November 2nd, activates the village's Emergency Management Coordinator, mobilizes all parts of the Village Fire Department, and allows all government agencies to take actions deemed necessary to "protect public safety, health, property, and to continue to provide service" to village residents.
The declaration also authorizes the Suffolk County Police Department to prohibit or control all vehicular traffic throughout public streets in the village. There was no word on what streets in Babylon would be controlled. Many streets south of Main Street were closed to public access before Sandy was 200 miles from the coast.
We'll have more on this state of emergency order later today.