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Snowstorm Update - March 22nd, 2018

Please see below for up to date information in light of the storm, and refer back to this post for furthur storm related updates.

  • Long Island MacArthur Airport is open. Be advised: those traveling should first check with their air carrier before leaving for the airport.

  • As road conditions are currently unsafe for sanitation collection crews to provide services, all garbage pickup has been suspended at this time. Sanitation crews will ensure all is taken on the next scheduled collection day.

  • All Senior Centers and Recreation Centers have been closed. All morning, afternoon and evening programs are canceled.

  • To report a problem during the storm, please call 631-224-5600. Please be sure to sign-up for e-Alerts to stay informed on all Town news and additional weather related updates.

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Supervisor Declares State of Emergency in Islip

March 21st, 2018 – Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter declared a State of Emergency in the Town of Islip at 3 pm. today, Wednesday, March, 21, in response to Spring Nor’Easter Toby, a severe storm that barreled up the Eastern seaboard and across Long Island on this, the first full day of Spring. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a State of Emergency at 12 pm. today.

The Town of Islip is expected to see anywhere between 6-12 inches of accumulation between the evening rush hour Wednesday, through the night, and tapering off Thursday morning. Snow is expected to fall at a rate of 2-3 inches per hour, according to weather officials.

“These conditions have the potential to imperil the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Islip. I’m urging everyone to stay safe and stay indoors. Shoveling heavy snow can be life threatening. If you’re not accustomed to it, don’t do it. Wait for someone else to offer assistance. If you have an elderly or homebound neighbor, I would ask that you check on them when it’s safe to step outside.” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.


Winter Storm Cancellations - March 21st, 2018

Please see below for Town of Islip cancellations in light of the storm, and refer back to this post for future storm related updates. Additionally, be sure to sign-up for E-Alerts to stay up-to-date on news and other weather related information in the Town of Islip.

  • The Island Hills Scoping Session originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, has been postponed due to weather related issues. The meeting will take place at 6pm on April 12th, at 401 Main Street.

  • All afternoon and evening programs are canceled at all Recreation and Senior centers, and the Town Hall West gym, at 401 Main Street.

  • The Permits Department will not have extended hours tonight.

  • Long Island MacArthur Airport is reporting flight cancellations for Wednesday March 21st. Please check with your airline carrier for up-to-the-minute information.

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Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for Downstate New York Ahead of Coastal Storm

March 21st, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency for Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties, and all of New York City ahead of the coastal storm, which is expected to bring heavy, wet snow downstate through Wednesday evening. The Governor also announced 300 New York National Guard service members have been activated and will be deployed to areas impacted by the storm. Following recent weather events, the Governor directed rapid response teams comprised of Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and utility company personnel to be prepared to address downed wires or power failures. The utility companies are partnering with the LIRR and Metro-North to deploy to weather incidents as they arise, and restore power as quickly as possible to New Yorkers.


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