With the 2011 hurricane season underway, Islip Town recently held a hurricane preparedness seminar designed to help local businesses institute emergency plans in the event that a tropical system impacts Long Island this year.
According to town officials, Suffolk County data suggests that if a Category 3 hurricane (sustained winds of between 111 and 130 miles per hour) were to hit Long Island, Islip Town could face up to $10 billion in damages and have as many as 46,000 displaced residents.
“Local government and businesses will need to partner in the event of a storm to better respond to the worst of the damages,” said Phil Nolan, Islip Town supervisor.
During the seminar, Rick Gimbl, the town’s Director of Emergency Management, led the discussion that included presentations from noted hurricane and disaster relief experts. Town officials encouraged residents to research federal and local hurricane preparedness information in an effort to better prepare and protect their families in the event of a serious storm impacting Islip Town.
Tax Assessment Role Available Online
The town’s tentative tax assessment role is now available online in an effort to give residents access to property information, officials said. Through an address search, information for any Islip Town property can be found, including the assessed property value, acreage of the property, current tax exemptions and a given property’s garbage, sewer and school districts.
In addition, the town is also working to add an online search function for residents to find the specific garbage pick-up and recycling schedule for their property, as well as when their street is scheduled to be swept, so cars can be removed from the road.
Nominations for 2011 Hispanic Heritage Celebration Now Being Accepted
Islip Town will celebrate Hispanic Heritage 2011 in October by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Islip community and who live or work in the town.
Residents may nominate individuals to be honored during Hispanic Heritage 2011 by submitting a nomination form by July 29. Forms may be obtained by visiting the town’s website.
Honorees will be selected based on their accomplishments and contributions to the Town of Islip. For more information or assistance call the Division of Human Development at 224-5325.