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TOBAY Notebook: Tips for Hurricane Season

Some Town beaches are set to open weekends

TOBAY Notebook: Tips for Hurricane Season TOBAY Notebook: Tips for Hurricane Season TOBAY Notebook: Tips for Hurricane Season TOBAY Notebook: Tips for Hurricane Season TOBAY Notebook: Tips for Hurricane Season

June 1 marks the beginning of the Atlanic hurricane season and thes offering information for residents to be prepared in an emergency.

The town, which stretches from Long Island Sound to the Atlantic Ocean, is hosting a seminar in June to address weather and emergency preparedness.

“It’s not too soon to start thinking about the possibility of a hurricane striking Long Island,”said Town Supervisor John Venditto.

The "Weather Preparedness and Emergency Management" seminar is being held in the Morrelly Homeland Security Center, located at 510 Grumman Road W, Bethpage, on June 14 at 7 p.m. The seminar will include a tour of the center and its operations, which serves fire, police and other security services.

For more information about the hurricane seminar, residents can call the Town’s Department of Public Safety at (516) 677-5350. 

The inside back cover of the town's calendar and the town's web site,  www.oysterbaytown.comcontain weather safety tips.

Some beaches open weekends

Beginning Saturday, May 28, four town beaches will be open on weekends.

The beaches are Tobay Beach on the Atlantic, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach in Oyster Bay, Centre Island Beach in Bayville, and Philip B. Healey at Florence Avenue in Massapequa.

The beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All town beaches will be open seven days a week beginning Saturday, June 25.

S.T.O.P. collection day

The third of eight 2011 household hazardous waste disposal (S.T.O.P.-Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) and electronic waste collection days for town residents is scheduled for Saturday, June 4.

Also, the first of four prescription and over-the-counter drug collection programs will be held in conjunction with the S.T.O.P and electronic waste disposal programs. Only solid pills and capsules will be accepted; no liquids.

The collection will be held at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,” For further information call 677-5943. 

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