Hurricane Sandy has the potential to affect many parts of Long Island from Sunday - Wednesday with a variety of threats, including heavy rain, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, coastal surges, and widespread power outages.

Tracking : Preparing:

National Weather Service – Track Hurricane Sandy



A storm emergency kit should include items such as non-perishable food, water, cash, filled prescriptions, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, first aid kit, flashlights and extra batteries.

For the latest information on Hurricane Sandy, please visit http://www.dhses.ny.gov./

You can receive emergency information through NY-ALERT, Visit http://www.nyalert.gov/  and sign up for free today.

Below  is a list of important emergency contact numbers you may wish to print out and keep on hand.

To report power outages or downed power lines:

LIPA Hotline: (800) 490-0075


You can also sign up to receive power outage updates via text message on your mobile phone by simply registering  any text-enabled mobile phone or device to your LIPA account at http://www.lipower.org/mylipa/

24-Hour Gas Emergency Service:

National Grid: (800) 490-0045

First responders (non-emergency):


Nassau County Police Department (general): 516-573-7000

Suffolk County Police Department (general): 631-852-6000 or 631-852-COPS

Old Brookville  Police Department: (516)626-1300

Emergency Management:

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management: 516-573-0636

New York State Emergency Management Office: 518-292-2200

Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management: 631-852-4900

Other important websites:

Ready.gov       http://www.ready.gov/

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management



Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management



Holland Tunnel and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will CLOSE at 2 pm October 29, 2012

Midtown Tunnel OPEN

MTA CLOSED including LIRR and subways till further notice

Shelters currently open:

Nassau Community College – P Building – located at 1 Education Drive in Garden City East

Levittown Memorial – 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown

Locust Valley High School – 99 Horse Hollow Road in Locust Valley

SUNY Old Westbury – 223 Shore Hill Road in Old Westb

Farmingdale High School – 150 Lincoln Street, Farmingdale

Walt Whitman High School -301 West Hills Rd, Huntington Station

Robert Frost Middle School - 450 Half Hollow Road, Deer Park

A pet shelter is open at Nassau County Mitchell Athletic Complex Administration Building in Uniondale.

·         Nassau non-emergency hotline: 1-888-684-4274