Village of Greenport Declares State of Emergency

Evacuation is not mandatory, Mayor David Nyce said.

As Hurricane Sandy closes in, Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce has declared a state of emergency for the village, beginning at 5 p.m.

Just as Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and the Office of Emergency Management said on Saturday, any Greenport residents living in low-lying areas that are prone to flooding and erosion should evacuate to a safe location; evacuation, however, is not mandatory, Nyce said.

"Go where you feel safe and stay there," Nyce said. "Have a plan, and stick with that plan. Do not alter your plan mid-storm."
During Hurricane Irene, Nyce said, some residents did change plans midstream, something the mayor said is not advisable.

Nyce said on Sunday that he hoped Greenport Village would stay on "the fringe" of Hurricane Sandy. "Based on the models I'm seeing, it sure looks like" it could, the mayor said.

"As of now, we're as prepared as we can be," Nyce said. "We'll take it as it comes."

Here are Greenport's important emergency numbers: 

Primary emergency number: 631-765-2600- Southold Police Department    

Village-related utilities emergencies: 631-477-0172

Other Village-related emergencies: 631-477-2914 or 631-477-2976

Emergency center is at the Third Street Fire House.  

The following Southold Town shelters will be available beginning on Sunday at 5 p.m. for all residents, including Greenport. All town shelters are pet friendly. 

Mattituck High School

Southold High School

Greenport High School

Fishers Island School

John October 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Yeah you're right, turn them out into the storm, after all they do not pay the "rent" like the local boats do. As an FYI the "rent" paid at the RR dock does not even begin to pay for the yearly damage the "local" boats do during calm weather, let alone during a hurricane. But yeah you're right turn the visitors out into the storm because you as a disgusted fisherman are entitled to that space because you pay "rent".
fisherman October 29, 2012 at 01:47 PM
no one saying turn them out but this fisherman who pays and has for 16 years is told he cant tie up here!! theres a masive dock at mitchell marina the strongest dock ive ever seen and when asked to use that no one will give a answer maybe if you had you lively hood on the line you want your boat home too where you can watch it and protect your family and fars as damage i have not damage a splliter on that dock in 16 years but of course you know better the rent should gfo to repair the dock but as everything else it goes to the we general fund and never heard of again so your right turn away the residents first i pay taxes the same as you do, the rules of the dock have not been looked at in over 20 years it was builk as a commercial fishing dock but yet dock dare take a fish off your boat there!!! and when it fars apart whos going to be fixing it you or me so the rents not the problem so bet your facts straight ive been the only one paying there all the years when most did not
John October 29, 2012 at 03:43 PM
"but of course you know better" Actually, I know a great deal about the RR dock. "the rules of the dock have not been looked at in over 20 years" Thats not true the lease agreement was extensively scrutinized over the last couple of years because Mayor Nyce, Trustee Phillips and a local fish boat captain had an enormous problem with the Peconic Star boats leasing space there. The thing that has not changed in the last 20 years is the "rent" the local boat pay to dock there. Ten dollars a foot ($600) for the entire years is not rent it's basically free storage. And yes like you I do pay taxes and do not feel anyones taxes should be used to subsidize your profit. If you want to be taken seriously and want to complain about being asked to move off the dock to prevent damage during a hurricane, pay an honest rent first.
fisherman October 29, 2012 at 04:17 PM
who brings in more revenue to a town a commerical fishing boat or a ice cream shop do they spend a couple hundred thousand dollars a year on repairs and supplys you are just a angry man because you have to pay rent for your own boat at a marina and dont like it does your boat bring that kind of revenue to the village?yes i do know better about what goes on at that dock and i would make a decision to move off dock if there were to be damage but dont ask me to go before and have no where to go and put somebody else in my spot, its only normal to gets responce from a man who know more then anyone as you say
Tp October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Last place I'd stay would be rr dock in nor'easter , especially with Lunar tide! TP


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