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Patchogue FD Ready For Sandy, Advises Residents To Stay Safe

Chief urges residents not to put themselves in danger.

Patchogue FD Ready For Sandy, Advises Residents To Stay Safe

The Patchogue Fire Department is working with Patchogue Village to prepare for the incoming Hurricane Sandy.

"From the fire department's point of view we are very well prepared as we were with Irene," Patchogue Fire Department Chief Joe Perry told Patch Sunday morning.

Perry said the department is going on standby between noon and 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, with members stationed at both fire houses.

Perry said that residents should take whatever precautions necessary to make sure their families and homes are safe. At this time there are no evacuation orders.

The fire department can be reached directly by phone via their emergency line, 631-475-1222 or their non-emergency line 631-475-1225. 911 can also be used, which alerts Suffolk County's emergency service.

Perry urged residents not to put themselves in close proximity to the storm, as last year some residents were walking down to locations such as Mascot Dock when water was breaking on top of it during Irene.

"We don't want them to be playing around on the bandshell like they did last year," Perry said. He said that if people who do this get themselves trapped, the fire department will have to rescue them.

Perry also said to not touch any downed wires.

Patch will be updating with more storm information as it comes through.

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