Update 10/29 8:33 a.m.: Buses to Sachem East High School from Patchogue Village Hall are now starting at 9 a.m. Monday.
Update 10/29 7:25 a.m.: Patchogue Village issued on their Facebook page that all residents living south of Campbell, Gilbert and Park Streets will be under a mandatory evacuation order starting at 9 a.m. Monday. All who live on the west side of West Avenue are also being ordered to evacuate. A map with coastal flood areas in green and pink was also added and is attached in the gallery of this post, those living in those areas are being advised to evacuate. Original story below.
Patchogue Village has issued a mandatory evacuation for any homes south of Campbell Street and Park Street for Hurricane Sandy.
Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri said that residents in these areas must evacuate.
"Low lying areas normally subject to moderate flooding could see severe and prolonged flooding during this time period," a release from the Village states. "If you live south of Campbell Street, Park Street and west of West Avenue, you must make arrangements to evacuate before the storm hits Sunday night."
While residents are not going to be physically forced from their homes, these are areas that emergency services cannot guarantee access for those who choose not to evacuate.
As was previously done during Hurricane Irene in 2011, the Village will be operating a shuttle from Patchogue Village Hall, 14 Baker St., to Sachem East High School, 177 Granny Road in Farmingville.
Schedules will be released soon with plans for buses to run starting at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Residents can call Patchogue Fire Headquarters at 631-475-1225 for further information on bus times.
Patch will continue to update storm preparations as they are available.