Southold Town Emergency Shelters Open Sunday at 5 p.m.

Supervisor to declare state of emergency, recommends evacuation for those in flood-prone areas.

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and the Office of Emergency Management released a statement Saturday afternoon recommending that all Southold Town residents residing in low-lying areas of the Town prone to flooding/erosion should evacuate to a safe location, and that a state of emergency will be declared as of 5 p.m. Sunday.

The following Southold Town shelters will be available beginning on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Mattituck High School

Southold High School

Greenport High School

Fishers Island School

Click here for emergency management updates on the Southold Town website.

Find a chart of important numbers to call below: 

 Important Contact Information


Phone Number



Police Non-Emergency


Office of Emergency Management


Human Resource Center


Highway Department


Northfork Animal Welfare League








Long Island Rail Road




NYS Emergency Management Office


Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management


Read more about the dangers of flooding during Hurricane Sandy here.

Susan King October 29, 2012 at 05:15 PM
For insurance purposes, is Sandy considered a hurricane or tropical storm at this point regarding the east end? There are different coverages for hurricane damage, flood damage, wind damage and the type of event (hurricane vs. tropical storm) determines benefits. Also, I looked up my Slosh Zone on the website, but it doesn't state whether SZ 1 or SZ 4 is considered the worst. What do the numerical designations mean...is it just a location indicator or is it a number to denote the likliehood of higher flooding than another area.
silly-oma October 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM
@Susan: Sandy has been upgraded to a category 2 hurricane as its wind gust have gone up to 80 mph+ since it hit land. Also due to the other weather conditions and full moon factor, this is considered a monster storm and perfect storm, but, it is still technically a hurricane catagory2. As for the zone #,for floods I believe zone 1 is concidered the higher flood risk and should be covered by flood insurance. As for the wind damage due to a hurricane, idk how that goes. sorry. I hope I was of some help.
Richard Schreiber October 30, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Can someone confirm if power is on in Cutchogue?
maria bowers October 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM
my friend lives off of bridge lane in cutchogue and power is off
julie vasady-kovacs October 30, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Any update on state of roads? Are they passable? I am concerned for my elderly neighbors.


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