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STORM PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION

 

    The current track of Hurricane Earl has resulted in a tropical storm watch for Nassau County and a tropical storm warning for Suffolk County.


    Here are some preparations you may want to take in case heavy rains and wind affect our area:


    * Make sure flashlights and radios have batteries. Have extra batteries on hand as well.


    * Make sure your car has gas. Gas pumps may not operate if power goes down.


    * Have cash on hand. ATMs and credit or debit card machines may not be functioning if power is lost.


    * Have a three day supply of water and non-perishable, easy to prepare food (1 gallon of water per person, per day)


    * Have copies of important papers readily available, such as your insurance policies.


    * Have a camera to take pictures of any damage.            


    * Store or secure outside items such as patio furniture or chairs, to keep them from blowing away and causing damage.


     


    IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS (PRINT OUT AND KEEP HANDY)


     


    * Nassau County Red Cross: 516-747-3500


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


    * Suffolk County Red Cross: 631-924-6700, 631-924-6911 (24 hour emergency number)


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


    * LIPA: 1-800-490-0075 (to report downed power lines or electrical emergency)


    * National Grid: 1-800-490-0045 (emergency gas safety service)


    * Freeport Electric: 516-378-0146 (emergency)