Tropical Storm Henri may bring strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge to our region this weekend, according to forecasters. Please monitor your local National Weather Service Office for current information, watches, and warnings specific to your area.
The best way to protect your loved ones and property during a tropical storm or other weather-related emergency is to be prepared ahead of time. Below, please find a list of helpful resources. If you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to call my office at 516-739-1700 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.
Stay safe and be well!
Senator Kevin Thomas
Emergency Weather Resources
Report Power Outages
Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454), report online, or call, 1-800-490-0075. To view real-time updates about outages and restoration, you can access the PSEG Interactive Outage Map at https://mypowermap.psegliny.com/external/default.html.
Stay Away from Downed Wires
Because electricity may still be flowing through the lines, that makes them extremely dangerous. Stay at least 30 feet away (at least two full pole spans) from all downed wires and keep others from going near them as well. Call 911 or PSEG Long Island's 24-hour emergency line at 1-800-490-0075 immediately.
Report Trees and Road Maintenance Issues
Tree clearance is the responsibility of the municipality that owns your road. To find out which municipality owns your road, you can visit http://nassaucountyny.gov/myroads. Alternatively, residents can contact Nassau County Department of Public Works crew at 516-571-6900.
Update Your Hurricane Preparedness Plan
Learn how to keep your home and family safe during a hurricane or weather emergency. Visit the American Red Cross Hurricane Preparedness page at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html to download the Hurricane Safety Checklist (available in multiple languages).
Register for Local Emergency Alerts
To register your cell phone to receive emergency alert information, please see Nassau County's Notify Me® page. New Yorkers can also subscribe for NY-Alert to receive critical information and emergency alerts on what is happening in their area. Learn more at https://alert.ny.gov/.
Other Helpful Resources
- National Weather Service
- National Hurricane Center
- Nassau County Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
- Nassau Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
- New York State Emergency Management Office
- American Red Cross