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Southampton Shelters Begin to Fill Up; Sag Harbor Opens Shelter

Some 60 people have already checked in to Southampton's shelter in Hampton Bays.

The Village of Sag Harbor has now joined Southampton Town and the Village of Quogue in ; it has also opened a shelter for area residents.

The shelter, now the area’s sixth to open, is located at in Sag Harbor.

Residents, who opt to go to the shelter, are asked to bring bedding, medicines, non-perishable food and bottled water.

As Sag Harbor begins to take in residents who voluntarily left their homes, Southampton’s Shelter at is reporting that close to 60 people, who have been evacuated, have already checked in.

The town’s special needs shelter, which is located at the , 25 Ponquogue Avenue, is reporting that some 35 people have checked in with people still coming in, including many elderly people and some children with medical conditions.

While most area shelters do not allow pets, the is providing shelter for pets of residents who were evacuated.

As of 5 p.m., the shelter, according to Ed Fritz, executive director, has taken in nine dogs and nine cats.

“People who could not make other arrangements or bring their pets with them are dropping off their pets to us,” said Friz. “We are here form them.”

Friz said the town’s animal control officers are available to pick up pets if necessary, however, the shelter is urging people to try and take their pets with them.

SHELTER LOCATIONS

- Pets will be accepted and taken off site.

- For people with special medical needs.

in Riverhead - Was accepting pets but now at capacity.

If going to a shelter bring a blanket, pillow, medicines, snacks, bottled water, reading materials, flashlight, extra, batteries. Make sure someone (friend, relative) knows where you are going. Also refer to the .

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