Limited Reoccupation Plan for Fire Island Announced

Islip, NY – Islip Supervisor Tom Croci, in coordination with Suffolk County and other state and local government agencies, has announced a plan for limited reoccupation of Fire Island.

On Saturday, 11/10/12, a 10:00 AM ferry will depart from the Bay Shore Ferry Terminal to carry year-round residents of Fire Island across the Great South Bay.  These residents will be given four hours to enter their homes, survey any damage, and collect their belongings.  This opportunity is open to year-round residents only.

“This plan is the first step that Fire Island families can take to piece their livelihoods back together,” said Supervisor Croci.  “Unfortunately these structures are still unfit for permanent rehabitation, but this will hopefully provide some relief to families who haven’t seen their homes in weeks.”  

State troopers will be on hand to enforce the restrictions regarding resident access.  We will not be providing service to Seaview and Ocean Bay Park.  For more information please contact Suffolk County’s Department of Emergency Management at (631) 852-4900. Further information regarding the impact of Hurricane Sandy can be found at Fire Island National Seashore's website.