While not mandatory, the Town of Smithtown has recommended residents of Nissequogue find a place to relocate during Hurricane Sandy.
The recommendation is made for residents on Long Beach Road, the Public Safety Department confirmed via phone Sunday afternoon. Members of the town's Public Safety Department spoke to locals Sunday door-to-door advising them to leave until it is safe to return.
John Valentine, Director of Public Safety for the town, and John Wagner, Smithtown’s deputy director of public safety, were not available for comment by time of publication.
During Topical Storm Irene, residents on Long Beach Road were subject to a mandatory evacuation.
As of Sunday at 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center labeled Sandy as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, moving northeast at 15 mph about 530 miles south-southeast of New York City.