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Posted on: January 31, 2021

Town Urges Residents to Take “Common Sense” Precautions to Stay Safe During Impending Snowstorm

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Farmingville, NY - Due to the impending snowstorm, Supervisor Ed Romaine has issued a State of Emergency in the Town of Brookhaven effective 10:00 pm today, Sunday 1/31 until 10:00 pm on Tuesday 2/2. Vehicles that are parked in the street should be moved to driveways or they could be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Any abandoned vehicles obstructing access for snowplows and emergency vehicles may also be removed by the Town. Residents are urged to stay off the roads unless there is an emergency or if it is absolutely essential to travel. The current weather forecast indicates the likelihood of significant snowfall, across Brookhaven Town starting Sunday (1/31) an into Monday (2/1).

Monday garbage pick-up is canceled.

The Town urges residents to take these “common sense” precautions to ensure their safety during this and future snow events:

  • Stay off the roads and park your car in your driveway starting at 10:00 pm Sunday night (1/31) through 10:00 pm on Tuesday (2/2) to allow snowplows and emergency vehicles to pass.
  • Clear fire hydrants in your area.
  • Remove ice and snow from steps, sidewalks and walkways.
  • Keep cell phones and other electronic devices charged.
  • Have a battery-operated radio and a flashlight ready in case of a power outage.
  • When shoveling snow, dress warm in layers and avoid over-exertion.
  • If you must drive, make sure your tires are properly inflated and windshield wipers are working properly.
  • Keep your pets indoors.
  • Check on elderly and infirmed friends and neighbors.
  • Listen to the local radio or television news for weather updates and emergency notifications.
  • When using a generator, place it outdoors and follow all manufacturers’ safety precautions.

Residents should call 451-TOWN to report snow related issues. Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies only. To report a power outage or downed wires, call PSEG at 800-490-0075 or visit the PSEG website to file a report online.

Check back here on our website for up-to-date snow related news, information, weather updates and emergency contact numbers. Follow @BrookhavenTown on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Town may also send out e-mail alerts to residents who have registered on our e-mail list. If you are not on the list, you can sign up today. Residents can also sign up for countywide alerts.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738

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