Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone urged Town residents to begin making preparations for coping with Hurricane Sandy, whose effects are expected to be felt in the Town early next week.
“Now is the time for everybody to secure loose objects, ensure that they have adequate supplies of food and water, fuel their vehicles and make plans about how they will communicate with loved ones,” Supervisor Petrone said. “As the storm progresses, I ask people to consider this motto: Be aware, be prepared and be safe.”
Supervisor Petrone cancelled all Town-sponsored meetings, events and programs and all outside organizations using Town facilities for events, meetings and programs at Town facilities starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 28. 2012, through Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The status of events scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, 2012, will be determined after the storm.
Among the events cancelled is the educational forum on the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that had been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall. The forum will be rescheduled.
The launch service provided by the Town Department of Maritime Services will continue as long as conditions exist so boaters can check on their vessels.
To help in storm preparation, residents can download the Town’s Hurricane Preparedness Handbook at the Town’s website, http://HuntingtonNY.gov. As the storm progresses, residents can gain updated information by visiting the Town’s website or its Facebook page, by tuning to the Town’s government access channels 18 (Cablevision) or 38 (FiOS), or by tuning into local television and radio stations.
Residents are asked to keep these emergency numbers handy: the Highway Hotline, 499-0444; the Town’s public safety department, 271-6753; and, to report a power outage, call LIPA at 800-490-0075.