The following is a report of the storm briefing the Bayport Fire Department conducted Sunday morning and provided by Assistant Chief Bob Fleming.
This morning, Sunday, the Bayport Fire Department called a meeting of the Chiefs, Officers and Board of Fire Commissioners to discuss the impending storm.
At the meeting we went over our storm preparedness issues including making sure all equipment is in working order, fire trucks are topped off with fuel and critical areas they may be effected based on past incidents are addressed. We would like to assure the community that we are prepared and ready to go should the need arise.
At this point the exact tract of the storm is still uncertain and the effects that it will cause are unknown.
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We strongly urge the residents to take this storm serious and be prepared for flooding, downed trees and extended periods of power outages. Residents that live south of Middle Road should already have a secondary plan should the storm surge be worse the predicted.
Should you feel the need to evacuate or a mandatory evacuation is called for, the closest evacuation center is the Seneca Middle School, 850 Main
Street in Holbrook. The next closest site is the Brentwood High School on 3rd Ave in Brentwood, and if you have pets, the Islip Town Rec-Center at 99 3rd Ave c/o 1st Ave Brentwood.
At this time the Bayport Firehouse and the Bayport Blue Point schools are not evacuation sites.
In Bayport, should you have an emergency, please call 472-4411. For all non-emergencies, including downed trees, please use our non-emergency number at 472-0641.
As with all weather related emergencies, please have patience. Our dispatch office will be staffed accordingly but we can only answer calls one at a time.
Bayport Fire Department