Severe Weather Information


Hurricane Florence Resources

Below is a list of standard resources in the states expected to be impacted by Hurricane Florence. Each resource will likely be continually updated as more information and resources become available. Each state has active 2-1-1 Call Centers and Databases that can be accessed.     In the event a 2-1-1 center must evacuate, back-up will be provided by 2-1-1s around the country.





-Hurricane Preparedness:


-Shelter Locations:


-Airbnb Open Homes (Airbnb hosts open homes to evacuees for free):



North Carolina

-North Carolina 2-1-1 Disaster Resources:


-Updates from the State of North Carolina, including evacuation orders:


-Download the Ready NC Mobile Application:




South Carolina

-South Carolina 2-1-1 Disaster Resources:


-Updates from the State of South Carolina, including evacuation orders:


-Download the SC Emergency Manager Mobile Application:





-Virginia 2-1-1 Resources:

-Updates from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management:




-NE Georgia 2-1-1 Resources:


-Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency Updates:




Text FLORENCE to 898-211

The 898-211 text platform has been activated to provide automated responses containing pertinent disaster information to individuals. After texting “Florence” to 898-211, clients will automatically be sent resources for their state (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Other).


If a client texts their zip code to 898-211, their message will go to the local 2-1-1’s text queue, if a texting platform is in use there..






Real-time traffic closures on a map:


Power outages 1-800-490-0075 or text OUT to PSEGLI


Long Island Railroad Service Alerts:


NICE Bus Service Alerts:


Suffolk County Transit Service Alerts:



The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline – 1-866-WARMBED – is open and runs seven days a week through March 31st, 2018. Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 p.m. thru Monday at 8:00 a.m., employees from the Department of Social Services (DSS) will make appropriate referrals and provide shelter placement. Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, call the Department of Social Services at (516) 227-8519.  Nassau County Department of Social Services after office hours 516-573-8626.



If you are homeless and in need of shelter –call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Temporary Housing Assistance Unit from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday at 631-854-9547  or go to the nearest Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS), as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  If a person experiences a housing crisis after 4:30 p.m. during the week, anytime during the weekend, or during a Holiday, call the DSS Emergency Services Unit at 631-845-9100.

Riverhead DSS Center  (631) 852-3500

Coram DSS Center  (631) 854-2300

Smithtown DSS Center  (631) 853-8714

South West DSS Center (Deer Park)  (631) 854-6600


If a person is ineligible for DSS services, please call Long Island Coalition for the Homeless at 631-464-4314.