As Sandy continues to move toward the Northeast, with hurricane-force winds extending more than 100 miles per hour from the center, the American Red Cross continues to mobilize resources and workers across the Greater New York Region to help those in our area who are being affected by this massive storm.
In anticipation of Sandy making landfall in our area, the American Red Cross has been mobilizing hundreds of disaster responders, positioning relief supplies and working closely with government and community partners in preparation for a large-scale response.
Last night the Red Cross operated 20 shelters across our region with more than 700 people seeking refuge.
Today, we expect to open additional shelters and the number of shelter residents will increase.
The main message for today is “Stay Safe” and heed all warnings and orders from emergency officials.
Red Cross workers are providing shelter residents with meals, a safe, dry, place to sleep, health services and emotional support as they safely ride out this potentially life-threatening storm. The American Red Cross has opened the following shelters in Greater New York, as of 11 am, Oct. 29:
Levittown Memorial Education – 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown
Locust Valley Central School District; Bayville Primary – 99 Horse Hollow Road in Locust Valley
Manhasset High School – 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset
Nassau Community College – P Building – located at 1 Education Drive in Garden City East
SUNY Old Westbury – 223 Shore Hill Road in Old Westbury
West Hempstead High School — 400 Nassau Road, West Hempstead
Brentwood High School Sonderling Bldg. – 52 Third Avenue Brentwood
East Hampton High School – 2 Long Lane, East Hampton
Eastport South Manor Jr. and Senior High School – 543 Moriches Island Road, Manorville
Hampton Bay School – 88 East Argonne Road, Hampton Bays
Riverhead High School – 700 Harrison Avenue
Robert Frost Middle School – 400 Half Hollow Road, Deer Park
Sachem East High School – 77 Granny Road, Farmingville
Walt Whitman Hutchinson – 301 West Hills Road, Huntington
Lower Hudson Valley
Grace Community Church – 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville
East Hampton High School – 2 Long Lane East
Port Jervis High School — 10 Route 209, Port Jervis
Rockland Community College – 145 College Road, Suffern
Sullivan Community College —112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake
Washingtonville High School – 54 West Main Street, Washingtonville
William Koehler Memorial Senior Center — 180 Route 6, Mahopac
Albert Leonard Middle School – 25 Gerada Lane – New Rochelle
Boys & Girls Club – 351 East Main St – Mount Kisco
Lincoln High School – 375 Kneeland Ave. – Westchester
Longfellow Elementary School — 624 South 3rd Avenue, Mount Vernon
Muriel Morabito Community Center – 29 Brook Drive, Cortland Manor
Mamaroneck High School –1000 West Post Road, Mamaroneck
Peekskill High School – 1072 Elm S
PAL Police Athletic League – 127 South Broadway, Yonkers
Port Chester High School – 1 Tamarack Road – Rye Brooke
Eastern Middle School – 51 Hendrie Avenue – Greenwich, Conn.
New York City
· Evacuation shelters in New York City are operated by the City. For more information, please call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/oem.
Be safe during the storm
· If you or loved ones are in Sandy’s path, please take precautions to be safe. You can get information what to do during and after this storm here.
· Consider registering yourself at the Red Cross Safe and Well website to let loved ones know you are safe during this stressful time. Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is accessible in both English and Spanish.
Download the free Red Cross Hurricane and First Aid apps to have safety and first aid information at your fingertips.
· The hurricane app features weather alerts, information on open Red Cross shelters, a toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light and alarm and a one-touch “I’m Safe” button that lets someone use social media outlets to let family and friends know they are okay. It’s also available in Spanish just by changing the smart phone setting to Spanish before downloading the app.
· The First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in someone’s hand.
· The apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. Important links are also below:
o Hurricane Safety Guide: http://www.nyredcross.org/?nd=hurricane_safety_guide
o Hurricane App: http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/hurricane-app
o Greater New York Website: www.nyredcross.org
How You Can Help: Volunteer for Hurricane Sandy Shelters
· The Red Cross needs your help. Once Hurricane Sandy passes through our region, we may need to open up and maintain many shelters for those who were forced to evacuate their homes. To find out how you can help, read more.
American Red Cross
Greater New York Region
520 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019