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August 26, 2011: Asharoken, New York Mayor Urges Residents to Evacuate Prior to Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene Info for Asharoken NY Residents: August 26, 2011 Live Info for Ashroken , New York concerning Hurricane Irene.
HURRICANE IRENE: Hurricane Irene Information and Updates for Asharoken, New York


Suffolk County JEEP:
Joint Emergency Evacuation Plan

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services may provide assistance for eligible disabled individuals who may have no other way to evacuate their homes.

If you think you will need special assistance, such as transportation and/or sheltering, then this plan may be of assistance to you. You must apply to ensure that you qualify for this program:

  • An Application must be made: forms available at Asharoken Village Hall. If you need an Application sent to your home, call Village Hall at: (631) 261-7098.
  • Once your Application is complete and has been approved, you will be contacted by Emergency Services and they will inform you about shelter services and assigned transportation services.
  • Note: If you are unable to fill out the Application and need assistance, please call Village Hall who will provide assistance to you.
    For more information, visit the: Suffolk County Goverment JEEP website.
  • NEWS RESOURCES:
    WALK-FM 97.5FM
    Local FM radio station with real-time weather, traffic reports. A reliable source for storm weather information and closings.
    1010 WINS AM Radio
    All News/Weather, 24/7
    CBS 880 AM Radio
    All News/Weather, 24/7 (except when broadcasting sports)
    Newsday.com
    The flagship newspaper of Long Island. Accessible only to Cablevision Subscribers.
    News 12 Long Island
    Online news from Cablevision's Channel 12 News Team.
    GOVERNMENT RESOURCES:
    National Weather Service: National Hurricane Center Advisories for Huricane Irene
    The U.S. Government's Offical Information Resource for Hurricane Irene, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    NY-Alert
    New York State Site with official Emergency Alert System Messages, press releases, publications, and updates.
    Suffolk County Government
    Suffolk County Site with official hurricane updates.
    Town of Huntington Emergency Preparedness Information
    Find Hurricane updates from Huntington Town Officials here.
    TIPS ON HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS (Courtesy Chubb / Aon Risk Management):

    Protecting Your Family and Home from Hurricanes and Severe Windstorms


    If you own a house that is located along the ocean, bay or within a coastal county, your home may be vulnerable to wind damage caused by a hurricane or Nor' Easter. It is important to take preventative measures to help protect your family, home and possessions. Here are some things you can do.

    Protect Personal Belongings and Important Documents:

             Jewelry and collectibles. Valuables should be inventoried and stored in a secure location (such as an inland bank safety deposit box). If off-site storage is not possible, then place these items in a waterproof container and store in an interior closet.

             Personal documents. Keep all important papers such as legal papers, birth certificates, marriage license, financial papers, and insurance policy information in a bank safe deposit box or other off-site storage, or in waterproof containers.

     

    Damage Prevention Steps When a Storm Approaches:

             Clear loose objects. Bring outside patio and lawn furniture, potted plants, and outdoor bicycles and toys indoors. Help your neighbor bring in their backyard items as well so these items do not become flying objects that impact your home. Be sure all awnings are closed and secured. Tie down any other loose items that may become projectiles in a high wind.

             Reinforce windows & doors. If your windows and doors are not wind and impact resistant, plywood can be used as last minute protection. However, be sure it is strongly secured.

             Reinforce your garage door. If you do not have a storm bar or other garage door reinforcement, you may want to back up your car against the inside of your garage door to help prevent it from "twisting" due to high winds.

             Move furniture and household fixtures. Move them away from exterior door and window openings. If possible, elevate these items and cover them with plastic.

             Secure household appliances. Appliances, including personal computers, should be unplugged and stored away in cabinets or interior closets.

             Test and refuel your backup generator. If you've installed a gas-powered generator as a backup power supply in your home, regularly test it to ensure that it is operational at the time you need it. When a storm approaches, run another quick test and make sure that plenty of fuel is available.

     

    Preparing an Emergency Supply Kit:
    Assemble and maintain an emergency supply kit throughout the hurricane season. Items should be stored in a watertight container.

             Water-minimum 1 gallon per day, per person for one week is needed. Two quarts are for drinking and 2 quarts are for food preparation or sanitation. When a storm approaches, fill empty containers and a bathtub with water as an additional emergency supply.

             Food-a one-week supply of non-perishable food. Remember a non-electric can opener, cooking tools, camping stove, paper plates, and plastic utensils. Remember special dietary needs for infants, the elderly or pets.

             Clothing -rain gear, sturdy shoes.

             First aid kit - painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, an assortment of bandages and gauze pads, antiseptic, latex gloves, first aid cream, scissors, tweezers, and a thermometer. Also include a two-week supply of prescription drugs.

             Flashlights and batteries - using candles for light can pose a fire hazard.

             Battery-operated radio - to help you stay informed of severe weather updates.

             Cash

             Bleach & antibacterial soap

             Toilet paper and personal hygiene items

             Plastic bags and tarps

             Matches

             Pillows and blankets

    Store your kit in a place commonly known to all family members. Replace and/or refresh items in your kit every six months.

    Prepare an "Action Plan" in the Event of an Evacuation

             Become familiar with your community's disaster preparedness plan and know your evacuation route. Check with The American Civil Defense Association for the safest escape route in the event of a flood warning.

             Have a predetermined destination in mind so you can quickly relocate to a shelter or relative's house. Select a common meeting place or single point of contact for all family members in case you are separated through the evacuation process.

             All vehicles should be fueled well in advance of evacuation. Gas will be hard to come by. Power failures will render gas pumps inoperable.

             Make sure your cell phone has a full charge, and bring along the charger.

             Always stay informed of approaching storms by monitoring local television and radio stations for severe weather updates.

     

    If You Are Unable to Evacuate

             Identify a "shelter" room in your home. This enclosed area should be on the first floor, in the central part of the house and with no windows. When the storm gets bad, go there. Avoid all unprotected windows and doors until the storm passes.

             Remain in contact with neighbors. Others who are riding out a storm may need your help and you may need theirs.

             Use your emergency supply of water or boil any water before drinking, until official word is given that the water is safe.

             After the storm passes, beware of loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the proper authorities.

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