As municipalities, businesses, and residents across Long Island prep for Hurricane Sandy, Three Village is no different. Stony Brook University and the villages of Old Field and Poquott are taking precautions for preparedness.
In Old Field, mayor Michael Levine said the village is planning to send an email blast to its 408 households to assist homeowners in preparing for the storm.
In Poquott, mayor Barbara Donovan said village officials participated in a conference call with Suffolk County Fire Rescue and will take part in one with LIPA on Friday.
"We’re like everybody else, pretty much in a holding pattern," she said. "The village will be ready to go. ... We survived Irene. That was very good training for us."
The village of Poquott, which has 371 households, has also posted emergency preparedness information on its website.
"As it gets closer, we’ll make more preparations," Donovan said. "You don’t want to make people too nervous ahead of time."
In an email to the campus community, the university urged students, faculty and staff to sign up for the SB Emergency Alert system, and said:
All individuals are encouraged to take necessary precautions and should monitor multiple media and weather sources and follow the advice of regional emergency officials throughout this event. ... Stony Brook University officials are currently preparing for the arrival of this storm by readying facilities in anticipation of the expected high winds and the excessive rain amounts predicted. In addition, facilities personnel will be on campus and deployed throughout the storm and will be prepared to address issues as they develop.