Hamptons and North Fork municipalities are bracing for Hurricane Joaquin, which may not hit Long Island directly but will certainly send some wind and rain toward the East End.
Suffolk County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services is tracking the storm and coordinating local services.
Southampton Town reports all town services including the highway department, the police department, local fire departments and the Emergency Operations Center are prepared to be fully operational for any impact Hurricane Joaquin may have on the region.
“The town is taking all necessary precautions,”Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said. “We can expect impacts from significant rain on Friday and Saturday followed by the impact of Hurricane Joaquin on Sunday and Monday,” she said.
Southampton Town residents may sign up for emergency alerts at southamptontownny.gov/List.aspx.
Residents are encouraged to take all precautions necessary to heed the advice provided by emergency service personnel. If a state of emergency is declared, instructions will be issued that may include evacuations.