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ISLIP, NY (Oct. 1, 2015) - Islip Town officials held a press conference to assure residents that the Town is ready to deal with a potential hit from Hurricane Joaquin and that officials have learned much after dealing with Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath.

“The message we really want to deliver is that we’re prepared,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter at the town’s Emergency Operations Center, noting that town officials are watching the storm models and are participating in National Weather Service briefings.

“We are obviously a vulnerable part of the geography of Long Island, with the entire south shore of the Town of Islip either on the bay or on the ocean,” the Supervisor added. “We have been very diligent since the beginning of the week, when it became obvious we were potentially in harm’s way.”

The Supervisor said the Town might make a determination to call for a voluntary evacuation of Fire Island. She noted that Fire Island’s ferry services would cease operations if storm winds reach 45 mph. She said Fire Islanders have time now to secure their properties and return from the barrier island ahead of the storm. Check the websites of all ferry services for up-to-date information on schedules, and how the storm may impact travel.


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Town of Islip hosts annual 9-11 memorial service.

The Islip Town Board remembered the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, during a special ceremony held at the 9-1-1 monument located at Town Hall’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, where they were joined by colleagues from all levels of government, area fire departments, local clergyman, civic leaders and residents to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the 9-1-1 terrorist attacks.


To view photos from this event, visit the 9-11 Memorial Photo Gallery.

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