Orient Association hosted the Southold Emergency Management Committee and Southold Highway Department holding a forum on May 4, 2024 at Poquatuck Hall to inform and take questions about emergency preparedness in Orient and how the Highway Department prepares and deals with emergencies.

Don Fisher, Southold Emergency Management Committee Co-coordinator of Communications, gave an overview of how residents can best prepare their families and homes to respond to weather events and other emergencies in case of prolonged power outages.

Dan Goodwin, Superintendent of the Southold Highway Department, gave an update and general overview of the Highway Department, work in Orient Hamlet that has been completed, and projected work in Orient that has been identified. He went over some of the difficult aspects we face in the community such as flooding and fielded residents’ questions on how the highway department can provide better service to Orient.

Full video of the forum below.

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