Hurricane Jose: Better Safe than Sorry

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From the East Hampton Supervisor’s Office:

As of 8:00 am, Tuesday September 19, the Town of East Hampton is under a tropical storm watch as Hurricane Jose passes about 200 miles east of Long Island, which is likely to continue through Wednesday.

The National Weather Service indicates we are expecting winds between 30mph and 40mph, heavy surf conditions, a possible 2-3 foot tidal surge and 2-3 inches of rainfall over the next two days. The storm surge can be expected to peak around the 9:00 am high tide Wednesday morning.

Low lying coastal areas throughout the town may experience street flooding. Strong winds and wet ground conditions may result in tree damage and power outages. Significant erosion is expected along the shoreline, especially the ocean front.

Residents should continue to monitor the track of the storm, secure loose outdoor items that may become airborne in high winds, and be sure to have adequate water and food supplies should there be a loss of electric service. Residents should regard all downed power lines as energized and potentially dangerous. Residents should maintain a safe distance at all times.

Residents should contact PSEGLI regarding any outages at: 1-800-490-0075. Outages may also be reported via text message by texting “OUT” to 773454. For storm related non-emergency incidents, residents should contact the East Hampton Town Police Department at 631-537-7575.

As always, in an emergency dial 9-1-1

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