Village, Town States of Emergency Declared

Press release:

East Hampton Supervisor Bill Wilkinson and Mayor Paul Rickenbach announce they have declared a State of Emergency in East Hampton Town and Village. Sandy is expected to bring 50-70 mph winds with damage to trees and power outages, a potential storm surge of 6-10 ft. above normal, severe beach erosion and flooding of low lying areas on Monday and Tuesday.

Residents in targeted low-lying areas are being advised by volunteer firemen of the potential for flooding above that of Hurricane Irene and a voluntary evacuation program is in effect. Residents in areas subject to coastal flooding are advised to seek shelter on higher ground with friends or relatives.

Supervisor Wilkinson and Mayor Rickenbach have requested the assistance of the American Red Cross to staff the East Hampton High School as an evacuation center and this location will be opened by 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Residents are advised to keep the roads clear for the next two days and please limit any non-essential traffic so emergency crews can do their work

The East Hampton Village Emergency Operations center will be opened at 3:30 pm today (Sunday) and the non-emergency number 631-324-0945.