A state of emergency in Greenport as well

08/26/2011 2:40 PM |

Greenport Village, in line with Southold Town, has announced a state of emergency effective  7 p.m. Saturday. It will remain in effect until further notice.

The Mitchell Park Marina and McCann Campground have been closed. All boats in port were asked to leave for safer waters and those due in for the weekend were contacted Thursday and told to sail elsewhere.

All village parks and beaches have been closed until further notice, said village clerk Sylvia Lazzari Pirillo.

Greenport School will be open at 7 p.m. Saturday night to accommodate those in need of shelter, Ms. Pirillo said.

On Thursday, campgrounds residents were debating whether to try to ride out the storm there or seek other refuge. They had been told they could move their vehicles to the school parking lot.

Some worried that their mobile homes might sustain more damage in the open school yard, while others were concerned about leaving the vehicles at the campgrounds where they  might be damaged by trees or other falling debris.

KOA Kampgrounds off Route 48 in Greenport plans to weather the storm.

“We’re going to ride it out,” said an office worker who declined to be named. Most of the campsites are filled with large motor homes or trailers.

The Greenport Farmers market for Saturday has been cancelled.