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Hampton Bays Shelter Takes in 60

The shelter opened at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

The Hampton Bays High School Red Cross shelter accommodated some 60 residents Sunday night, according to Sam Kille, of the Red Cross.

The shelter opened at 8 a.m. on Sunday in anticipation of mandatory evacuations as a result of the impending flooding effects of Hurricane Sandy.

As of 3 p.m. on Sunday, all residents on Dune Road and all low-lying areas in the Town of Southampton and Villages of Westhampton Beach and Quogue were told to leave their homes. All Village of West Hampton Dunes residents were evacuated earlier in the day.

In addition, the Shinnecock Indian Reservation evacuated, as well as low-lying areas in Southampton Village.

A total of 13 Red Cross shelters were opened across Long Island by Sunday night, accommodating a total of 600 evacuees, said Kille.

On Monday morning the Village of Sag Harbor opted to open its shelter at Pierson High School as it declared a state of emergency and issuing mandatory evacuations to low-lying floodprone areas, such as Redwood.

For more East End Hurricane Sandy coverage, click here.

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