Hurricane Sandy Emergency Response and Relief Information

Dean G. Skelos

November 01, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.  

As emergency responders, public works, and utility personnel continue to move forward with their important work, we encourage all New Yorkers to stay safe and keep informed. 

Directly below are links to our official government websites providing up-to-the-minute news and information that may be helpful to you and your family in the coming hours and days.  This information includes power and utility updates, transportation updates and key contacts and locations to help you access whatever relief services you may need.     

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. 

The recovery center acts as a one-stop-shop for eligible survivors where they can meet with both state and federal workers and get help as quickly as possible.

Nassau County Disaster Recovery Center Location and hours

Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive, Garden City, NY
Hours: Nov. 1, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Nov. 2 to further notice: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. 

As always, if I can be of any assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (516) 766-8383.


Storm Information: Governor's Office

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services 



To report power outages or downed power lines:

Important Phone Numbers

24-Hour Gas Emergency Service:

Emergency Management:

Other Services

Mass Transit Information:

  • LIRR 24 hour travel information center: 718-217-5477
  • NYC Transit travel information: 718-330-1234
  • NICE Bus Travel Information Center: 516-228-4000
  • Suffolk County Transit Information Services: 631-852-5200
  • Information on traffic conditions on New York’s major roadways: 511