Suffolk County Shelters Open For Hurricane Sandy's Arrival

Owen H. Johnson

October 29, 2012

Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer has issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency for the entire Town of Babylon ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival.

A mandatory evacuation of the beach communities and all areas south of Montauk Highway in the Town of Babylon, Village of Amityville, Village of Babylon and Village of Lindenhurst, has been ordered.

Residents of these areas are advised to leave the area and seek higher ground.

The Town has designated the Babylon Town Hall Annex (281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703) as a place of safe haven.

  • Babylon Town Hall Annex, 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon.


The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to be felt in our area and include high winds, teeming rain and the possibility of snow.

In anticipation of Sandy making landfall in our area, the American Red Cross opened shelters in our area:

Suffolk County Shelters

  • Hampton Bays High School, 88 Argonne Avenue, Hampton Bays
  • Sachem East High School, 177 Granny Road, Farmingville
  • Brentwood High School, Sonderling Bldg., 52 Third Avenue, Brentwood
  • Eastport South Manor Jr. and Senior High School, 543 Moriches Island Road, Manorville
  • Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station
  • Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead
  • East Hampton High School, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton
  • Robert Frost Middle School, 450 Half Hollow Rd.,¬†Deer Park

Suffolk County Pet Drop Off Shelters (SPCA)

  • Brentwood Recreation Center, 99 3rd Avenue, Brentwood
  • Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus, Corchaug Bldg., 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead