A distribution of supplies to the community of south Oakdale by the Community Ambulance on Saturday was overwhelming, according to the organization, as many residents are still without electric, heat and food.
The ambulance company will be distributing more supplies in Sayville today from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Gillette Park.
According to a email note from Chief Jamie Atkinson there will be a trailer full of clothes, blankets, water, non-perishable food, pet food, baby supplies and toiletries all donated this weekend at the department's drop center.
The Mass Casualty Incident Trailer filled with supplies will be stationed on at the Common Ground, south of Main Street between Candee Ave and Gillette Ave.
"We will have a heated tent set up and a generator available to assist in charging phones, computers, and other small items. We will also hand out information on shelters and emergency contact numbers to those affected," stated Atkinson in a email note.
"Suffolk County is calling all the homes south on Montauk and we have ambulances and responders driving down the streets with no lights using a PA with speakers telling people to come down if they need anything," stated Atkinson. "With no gas people are not transient, so we are bringing it all to the people," he added.
The effort is a partnership between Community Ambulance Company and Town of Islip Tax Receiver Alexis Weik.