The Village of Westhampton Beach has issued a mandatory evacuation of residents living in the Category 2 Flood Zone as waters begin to rise as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
The notice comes after the village issued a mandatory evacuation of its category 1 Flood Zone, which includes all of Dune Road on Sunday afternoon.
According to Rebeccca Molinaro, village clerk, most residents in the Category 2 Flood zone left on Sunday as a precaution. The Category 2 zone includes all homes and businesses south of Main Street.
As the notice of extended evacuations was issued, the village marina, which sits near the end of the Category 2 flood zone was already starting to flood. See photos here.
As of 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Westhampton Beach Police and volunteer firefighters were in the process of going door to door to ensure all residents, especially those on Dune Road have evacuated.
The Hampton Bays High School Red Cross Shelter is open and currently has 60 evacuees.
To view a map of the village's flood zone map, click here.
For more East End Coverage of Hurricane Sandy, click here.