Supervisor Tom Croci

Rebuilding of Islip Beach After Super Storm Sandy Now Complete With Opening of New Food Concession

Islip, NY- Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and Town Board members were joined today by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi in celebrating the last piece of the $1.76 million rebuilding of Islip Beach, ravaged by Super Storm Sandy, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony held at the beach’s new full-service restaurant/concession stand, Sunset Restaurant, which opened earlier this summer.

“When we initially saw the damage at Islip Beach, many thought what we are here to celebrate today would never be possible,” said Supervisor Croci. “The Town’s commitment to its residents, along with the support of the Parks Department and the concessionaire, tackled the reconstruction of this Town Treasure. Today, we are pleased to say, that with the official reopening of the concession stand, the restoration of Islip Beach is complete and something that all Town residents can and enjoy and be proud of.”

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Important Phone Numbers to Help During Recovery Process from Historical Rainfall

Islip Residents should first call the Office of Constituent Services at 631-224-5380, for any flood-related questions and concerns.  Other important phone numbers to know are:

FEMA (federal flood assistance); 1-800-621-3362
NYS Department of Financial Services; 1-800-339-1759
NYS Office of Emergency Management; 1-518-457-2200
Suffolk Office of Emergency Management; 1-631-852-4900
Suffolk Price Gauging; 1-800-909-5423
PSEG (power outages and electrical matters); 1-800-490-0075
National Grid (natural gas); 1-800-490-0045
American Red Cross; 631-924-6700
American Red Cross; (Spanish Speaking); 1-800-257-7575

For more information and updates, check back on our website.

Islip Animal Shelter Receives Generous Toy Donation

Bay Shore, NY – Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center recently received a generous donation of Kong brand dog toys from Live.Love.Bark, the shelter’s non-profit volunteer group. The donation included more than 30 different toys ranging in size and style, worth just more than $200.00. Kong brand is known for being a more heavy-duty, more durable toy. Live.Love.Bark replaced many old and broken toys with these in hopes they last longer, and give the dogs months of entertainment and stimulation.

The Islip Animal Shelter is always accepting donations of new or gently used toys, along with many other items to keep the more than 100 adoptable animals happy and healthy. If you’re interested in donating, please visit the shelter’s Amazon wish list or Live.Love.Bark’s website.

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New York State Opens Disaster Recovery Center at Town Hall West – 401 Main Street

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Town Board have announced that representatives from New York State’s Office of Emergency Management will open a disaster recovery center at Town Hall West – 401 Main Street – in Islip today, at noon, in Room 130 of Town Hall West. The disaster recovery staff will be on hand to provide helpful information and offer assistance to residents who are facing challenges in the wake of this week’s historic and record-breaking rainfall. The disaster recovery center will be open at the following hours:

  • Friday, August 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17  - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22 -  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Representatives from the following state agencies will be available to serve residents: American Red Cross, Office of Mental Health, Department of Health, Local Social Services, Office of Children and Family Services, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and Department of Financial Services. This will be a one-stop shop for any resident looking for help.

Town of Islip staff will continue to be available to address residents’ concerns. Residents looking for guidance through the disaster recovery process can call the Town’s Office of Emergency Management at (631) 595-3595.

Islip Town Forges Ahead in Recovery After Historic Rainfall

All Town Roadways Now Open and Passable

Islip, NY – More than 300 Town of Islip employees worked 37 consecutive hours to rehabilitate an estimated 400 miles of Town roadways that suffered severe flooding damage as a result of Wednesday’s historic record-breaking storm that dropped 13.2 inches of rain in just hours. Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Town Board have reported that all Town of Islip roadways are now open and passable.

“Employees from various departments worked together for the common goal of getting dangerous water off Town roadways to ensure safe passage for all in a safe and timely manner,” said Supervisor Croci. “Crews worked around the clock since the storm first hit and we commend each and every one for a job well done.”

In addition to pumping roads with excessive water, Town crews also identified 14 sinkholes located in various hamlets throughout Islip Town, which were immediately assessed for safety and subsequently secured. Sinkholes and damaged roadways will be further assessed and repaired accordingly as soon as possible.

To report flooding, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 631-595-3595.

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  1. Supervisor Croci Joined by Senator Schumer, Babylon Supervisor Schaffer to Reiterate Government Support
  2. Important Phone Numbers to use During Recovery Process from Historical Rainfall
  3. Town Board Stresses Caution on Roadways
  4. Supervisor Tom Croci Has Signed an Official State of Emergency
  5. Islip Animal Shelter’s Annual Adopt-a-thon Finds 11 Animals Homes, 12 More Pending; Event Raised More Than $1000 For Shelter Animals
  6. Islip Town Clerk’s Office Offers Wedding Ceremonies at Town Hall
  7. Recovery Process at Islip Town Parks Continues; Removal of Contaminated Material at Bay Shore Marina Underway
  8. Islip Town Prepares for Hurricane Season
  9. Islip Town’s Commitment to Economic Development Brings New Jobs, Senior Housing and Historic Preservation
  10. Supervisor, Staff Cut Ribbon on New Target Store in Sayville
  11. Town of Islip Begins Recovery Process; Work Begins for Removal of Asbestos at Clayton Street Fields in Central Islip
  12. Town of Islip Accepting Nominations for 2014 Hispanic Heritage Celebration
  13. Rechler Equity Partners Set to Develop 119,000 SF of Space within Islip Foreign Trade Zone
  14. Islip Town to Host a Series of Hurricane Preparedness Forums
  15. Islip Town Clerk Encourages Residents to Obtain Licenses and Permits for the Summer Season
  16. Town Officials, United Way Celebrate Grand Opening New Home for Local Family
  17. Boat Slips Remain Available at Islip Town Marinas
  18. Reminder! Alternative Summer Recreation Activities for Brentwood Residents Available All Summer Long Including Evening Activities at Brentwood Recreation Center
  19. IDA Secures Expansion, Job Creation from Tech Distributor
  20. Free Job Search Boot Camp Sessions Offered to Residents By Islip Town Board and Islip IDA This Fall

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