EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION : IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS AND WEB SITES
Click on the name of the organization to visit the web site
Fire Safety Tips 
Heat Safety Tips 
Thunderstorm Safety Tips 
Tornado Safety Tips 
American Red Cross of Greater New York Region  or (631) 924-6700
Planning Tips for Specific Emergencies from the FEMA 
Click Here for Information on Suffolk County's Code RED System . Those without Internet access may call the Office of Emergency Management’s CustomerServiceCenter (631-852-4900), Monday through Friday, (9AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone.
Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety 
Town of Brookhaven Department of Public Safety 
Town of Brookhaven Hurricane Preparedness Section 
Town of Huntington Emergency Preparedness 
Health and Welfare Council of Long Island 
Pet Safe Coalition 
New York State Division of Homeland Security 
National Department of Homeland Security 
Federal Government's READY.GOV 
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Preparedness and Response 
Please use the information below to get ready and stay ready in the event of an emergency.
* Have a plan for you and your family.
* Know the hurricane risks in your area – learn the storm surge history and elevation of your area.
* Learn about local community's sheltering plans, including the location of official shelters.
* Pay attention to the news. Know the Emergency Alert System radio and television stations in your area that will carry official information. Also, monitor NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts, if possible.
* Learn the warning signals and evacuation plans of your community.
* Ensure that enough non-perishable food and water supplies are on hand.
* Have at least a one-week supply of medications on hand.
* Determine if your family has any special needs and develop a plan for meeting those needs. For example: If you have a family member on a life-support system, does your electric utility know about it? Individuals with special needs or others requiring more information should contact their County Emergency Management Office.
* Make plans now on what to do with your pets should you be required to evacuate your residence. Public health regulations do not allow pets in public shelters, nor do most hotels/motels allow them.
* Teach all family members, including children, how and when to call 911 or your local EMS phone number.
* Post emergency telephone numbers by phones.
* Discuss with family members what they should do in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane or severe storm. Pick two places to meet: a spot outside your home for an emergency, such as a fire, and a place away from your neighborhood in case you cannot return home.
* Designate an out-of-area friend or relative whom separated family members should call to report their whereabouts. Make certain all family members have the phone number.
* Install safety features in your residence such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
* Know how and when to turn off water, gas and electricity in your home.
* Check your home and property for potential hazards to see what actions need to be taken to ensure your safety and to protect your belongings.
* Review your insurance policy. Flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. Inventory household items with photographs.
* Obtain and store materials, such as plywood, necessary to properly secure your home.
* Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
* Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed of dead wood.
* Determine where to move your boat in an emergency.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FAMILY
Click here for a list of what to place in a disaster supplies or "GO KIT" from
the American Red Cross 
Home Insurance.org Complete Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide - Simply click on the Emergency Preparedness button on top of the page
Information from the Red Cross on Sheltering in Place  - One of the instructions you may be given in an emergency where hazardous materials may have been released into the atmosphere is to shelter-in-place. This is a precaution aimed to keep you safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) Shelter-in-place means selecting a small, interior room, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off your entire home or office building. If you are told to shelter-in-place, follow the instructions provided in this Fact Sheet.
PREPARING YOUR PETS FOR EMERGENCIES
Pet carrier/cage with toy
Food and water
Leash/harness with ID tag
PET EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND SHELTERING TIPS
Pets are currently not allowed in most shelters
Plan ahead by calling hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they accept pets
Ask friends and relatives who are out of the evacuation area if they could shelter your vet
Prepare a list of boarding facilities, veterinarians or animal shelters that provide emergency shelters
If you must evacuate, the best way to protect your pets is to evacuate them too— do not leave them behind where they can be injured or lost!
Pet Safe Coalition 
SPECIAL EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS
If you must evacuate, take only necessities from the Household Preparation List, including items under "documentation"
Bring blankets or sleeping bags and pillows, extra clothing, eye glasses, rain gear, toiletries and hygiene products, quiet games, reading material, tools, etc.
Also, take a map, since you may encounter detours.
Be prepared to turn off electrical power when there is standing water, fallen power
lines, or before you evacuate.
Turn off gas and water supplies before you evacuate. Secure structurally unstable building materials.
Click here for evacuation planning information from
the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management 
For Updates on Upcoming Weather
National Hurricane Center 
To find a shelter near you, text SHELTER and your zip code to #43362 (4FEMA). Or, you can reach the American Red Cross at 1.877.733.2767 or visit their web site at www.nyredcross.org  Pet Friendly Shelters In Suffolk County