Brookhaven coastal areas to be evacuated
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko signed an executive order on the evacuations Friday, he said at a news conference with County Executive Steve Levy.

The areas to be evacuated are:

Blue Point south of Montauk Highway

Patchogue south of Main Street

East Patchogue south of Main Street east to the intersection

Bellport south of South Country Road

Brookhaven hamlet south of South Country Road

Shirley south of Golden Gate/ Neighborhood Road

Mastic Beach Village

Moriches south of Main Street

Center Moriches south of Main Street

Cedar Beach peninsula in Mount Sinai

East Moriches south of East Moriches Boulevard in the Newport Beach community

The Brookhaven Animal Shelter is working together with the Suffolk County SPCA to help the beloved pets of evacuees. The Suffolk County Community College Riverhead-Woodland Campus at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead will be open for residents and their pets at 10 am tomorrow. Anyone that has a pet should bring medical records, food, medications, collars with identification and leashes, small litter boxes for cats as well as carriers/crates to house their pets and keep them safe.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says public transportation in and around New York City will shut down around noon Saturday in advance of Hurricane Irene. This includes the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Access-a-Ride. The MTA will institute a system-wide shutdown when trains and buses begin their final runs around noon.

In an effort to keep everyone safe, Councilwoman Kepert is requesting that all Civics and community organizations in the 4th Council District share with their members the following link to the Town’s Hurricane Survival Guide:  http://www.brookhaven.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=3654&PortalId=0&TabId=134
You can also access the guide by going to the Town’s Home page and clicking on the link provided.

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Above is a link to the Red Cross Shelter list. Please note that these shelters only open when a determination to open them is made.  Longwood HS is a Tier One shelter.