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“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

life guards at blowing red swim flags

August 4th, 2020 The Town of Islip is ready for possible high winds and rain caused by Hurricane Isaias, expected to hit the region Tuesday afternoon. The Town's department of Public Works began assessing Town equipment last week based on the long-range forecast and hurricane season.

"We have a plan in place," said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "Drains have been cleared, our equipment is ready and staff are positioned to respond. We will be working collaboratively with various Town departments to ensure the public's safety, and that our roads are cleared and passable," said Supervisor Carpenter.

The Town's EOC has been staffed and operational since 8 am Tuesday. All tankers, hydraulic pumps, chainsaws, pay loaders and tree removal equipment are fueled and ready to use. Crews have been paying close attention to the Town’s low-lying areas.

The Town's Park Rangers, Marina Guards and Harbor Patrol have been inspecting marinas to help boaters tie up loose boats, and will continue patrols through the overnight, checking for inundation and flooding in Bay Shore, Maple Ave. and Bayport Beach.

Town officials maintain constant contact with their counterparts on Fire Island, and thus far report that beaches are wide and no erosion has occurred. "The speed of the storm and its western migration should help mitigate any damage in our area," added the Supervisor.

“We are urging all restaurant owners who received outdoor dining/tent permits to complete all preparedness steps immediately, if they haven't already done so,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “Homeowners should secure outdoor furniture, barbecues, umbrellas and any object that could become a projectile,” she said.

For downed trees please call: 631-224-5600.
PSEG LI for downed wires or power outages: 800-490-0075.
Suffolk County call 311.

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