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
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:
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