Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has asked all residents to be prepared as Hurricane Sandy continues tracking northward.
To that end, those living in areas likely to flood are asked to make alternative arrangements or go to a Red Cross shelter.
So far, three Red Cross shelters are set to open at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Residents can choose between Hampton Bays High School, located at 88 Argonne Avenue in Hampton Bays; Sachem East High School, located at 177 Granny Road in Farmingville; and Brentwood High School's Sonderling Building, located at 52 Third Avenue in Brentwood.
Suffolk County, in conjunction with the SPCA, will open two pet-friendly shelters at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Brentwood Rec Center, located at 99 Third Avenue in Brentwood, and at the Suffolk County Community College's Eastern Campus, Woodlands Building, located at 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, in Riverside.
The Southampton Animal Shelter has said that it will accept animal in an emergency situation and urges residents to make other arrangements for their pets.
All Suffolk County Parks will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday; all campers will be asked to leave the parks at noon.
Earlier on Saturday, go-bags and checking for updates.