Northport Village has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
Power outages and flooding are major concerns. Trustee and Police Commissioner Tom Kehoe said the two parking lots at Northport Village Park have been closed in anticipation of storm surge, which according to some estimates, could be 6-11 feet above normal along the Long Island Sound.
High tide in Northport is 11:36 a.m. Monday.
Kehoe also said the Village has already seen the effects of Sandy create havoc. Several power outages had been reported due to downed power lines and Fort Salonga Road (25A) was closed temporarily due to a downed power line.
In addition, the Northport Police Department has called for a voluntary evacuation of residents living in low lying areas of the Village. The evacuation includes:
Bluff Point Drive, Bayview Avenue, Woodbine Avenue, Lower Main Street, Beach Avenue, Milland Drive, Fort Salonga Road between Milland Drive and Woodbine Avenue, The Private Condominiums off Harbor Point Drive, Clancy Drive and Hawkins Drive.
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Whitman High School in Huntington Station and Brentwood High School have been designated shelters.
Asharoken is also under a state of emergency.
Call 911 in an emergency. For non-emergencies, call police at 261-7500; Fire/ambulance 261-7504.
To report issues:
- LIPA (electric): 800-490-0075
- National Grid (Natural Gas): 800-548-8000
- Cablevision: 516-364-8400
- Verizon: 800-837-4966
- Suffolk County Water Authority: 631-698-9500
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