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Town Board Stresses Caution on Roadways

Recovery Operations will Continue 24/7.

Islip, NY - Islip Supervisor Tom Croci was joined by Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt and Councilman Anthony Senft, Jr., at a press conference held today outside of Islip High School, where severe flooding has undermined Montauk Highway and many other roads that remain closed due to extreme flooding that occurred as a result of an unprecedented 13.1 inches of rain that blanketed the Town. Just hours after declaring that the Town was in an official State of Emergency, Supervisor Croci and the Town Board told those in attendance that traveling will remain risky because of damage caused by the severe weather and encouraged residents to refrain from driving if at all possible.

"Recovery efforts will continue around the clock. We have all available personnel pumping out roads, clearing drains, and monitoring any threats to public safety," said Supervisor Croci. "We are asking residents to please stay off the roadways if at all possible, as many roads remain compromised because of the hazardous conditions."

Residents can call 631-595-3595 to report flooding and other concerns. Please continue to visit the Town’s website at www.townofislip-ny.gov, for the latest updates,  where you can also sign up for the Town’s E-Alert program that delivers critical information directly to your inbox.

Pictured (left to right): Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt; Supervisor Tom Croci; Councilman Anthony Senft.

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Supervisor Tom Croci Has Signed an Official State of Emergency

Islip, NY – Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci has signed an official State of Emergency, under Article 2B of New York State Executive Law, that will allow the Town to obtain crucial goods and services in an expedited manner in order to continue the recovery process from the record rainfall that blanketed the Town over the last 12 hours, with an unprecedented 13.1 inches of rain. This has caused significant flooding and the closure of several roadways, and Supervisor Croci urges residents to stay off all roadways and do their best to refrain from driving as traffic is significant in many areas. Residents can call 631-595-3595 to report flooding and other concerns.

Islip’s Long Island MacArthur Airport remains open and operational, although flights have been delayed until approximately 1:00 p.m. Travelers should call airline carriers directly for details, or visit www.macarthurairport.com.  The Town has also cancelled all of its day and evening Youth and Senior Recreational Programs. Town of Islip ocean beaches on Fire Island will remain closed for today, and Town Bay beaches will be closed tomorrow, per the Suffolk County Health Department.

“All Town personnel and equipment have been dispatched and will work round-the clock to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our residents,” said Supervisor Croci.

Please continue to visit the Town’s website at www.townofislip-ny.gov, for the latest updates,  where you can also sign up for the Town’s E-Alert program that dispenses critical information.

Recovery Process at Islip Town Parks Continues; Removal of Contaminated Material at Bay Shore Marina Underway

Bay Shore, NY – The removal of approximately 30 tons of material containing a trace amount of non-friable asbestos in an area at Bay Shore Marina began yesterday by a licensed asbestos contractor, and is expected to be completed by August 9. Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and Town Councilman Steve Flotteron were on hand on the first day of removal to assess the cleanup efforts.

In May, the Town conducted an overall assessment of all its parks, in response to illegal dumping that occurred at Roberto Clemente. Bay Shore Marina and the Clayton Street fields were the only sites out of the more than 100 parks inspected that were in need of remediation. The Town successfully applied for and received NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL) approval for the removal of asbestos from both Bay Shore Marina and the Clayton Street fields. In preparation, nearly 900 tons of construction and debris from the former Central Islip Psychiatric Center was removed from the Clayton site in just 2 ½ days.

 

 

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