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    Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board Declare State of Emergency
    January 24, 2016 9:25 am  
    Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board Declare State of Emergency

    Town of Islip news

    Supervisor Angie Carpenter has issued a State of Emergency in the Town of Islip effective midnight Friday, January 22 through midnight Wednesday, January 27.

    The Town has approximately 350 pieces of Town owned equipment and approximately 300 pieces of rental equipment out moving snow. The equipment ranges in size from small pick-ups, dump trucks to large pay loaders. “We are pleased to report that all town roads have been plowed at least once and are passable,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “However, we are encouraging residents to stay indoors and to please stay safe,” she added.

    This particular storm will be a significant challenge because of the severe winds and the heavy wet snow. “We are encouraging all of our residents not to drive and be advised that all vehicles are prohibited from being parked on town roads. Vehicles should be in driveways or on lawns,” said Supervisor Carpenter.

    The Town of Islip’s Call-In Center is open today and residents can call 631-595-3593 with snow related issues. Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. To report a power outage or downed wires, call PSEG at 800-490-0075 or go to www.psegliny.com to file a report online.

    The National Weather Service calls for heavy snow accumulations around 25 inches across the Metro NYC/NJ/Long Island area. Sustained wind speeds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour are expected – the highest being along the coast of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

    Please go to the Town’s website at www.islipny.gov  for up-to-date snow storm related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers.

    The Town will also be sending out e-alerts to residents who have registered. If you have not already done so, you can sign up today at http://islipny.gov/e-services/e-alert-sign-up. Residents can also sign up for countywide Code Red alerts at www.suffolkcountyny.gov.

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