Village Providing Buses to Evacuation Sites

Sections of Patchogue Village vulnerable to storm are outlined.

Patchogue Village is notifying residents in several zones that they are in particular danger of potential flooding from Hurricane Irene, which is expected to hit the area on Saturday through Sunday.

Residents who live on or south of Park Street and Gilbert Street as well as on West Avenue south of Division Street and River Avenue south of Division street are particularly vulnerable to damage.

At a hurricane emergency planning meeting held Friday at , Peter Sarich, senior building inspector for the Village, outlined this area as being flagged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as potentially the hardest hit in the event of flooding.

The section is shaded in on of Patchogue Village.

Additionally, the Town of Brookhaven has for residents living south of Main Street in Patchogue and East Patchogue.

Transportation will be provided by the Village to take residents to an evacuation site at Longwood High School, 100 Longwood Rd. in Middle Island. Buses will leave Village Hall at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Residents who do not want to leave their vehicle on their property will be allowed to park at any municipal parking lot or the train station parking lots for the duration of the storm.

After the final bus leaves, no additional transportation is being provided.

The Village emergency contact phone number is 631-473-1225.

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