Severe Weather Information


Nassau County

The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline – 1-866-WARMBED – is open and runs seven days a week through March 31st, 2017. Between the hours of 4:45 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, and Friday from 4:45 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.

Suffolk County

If a person is experiencing a housing crisis in Suffolk County, he or she should go to the nearest Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS), as early as possible, between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  A DSS emergency services unit worker will assess the individual’s needs.  The person may have to wait some time before they receive their referral for an emergency housing placement.  If a person experiences a housing crisis after 4:30pm during the week, anytime during the weekend, or during a Holiday please call the DDS Emergency Services Unit at (631) 845-9100.

If housing is not obtained for that evening due to not being able to go to DSS or contact a worker at the emergency number, go to the nearest emergency room of the nearest hospital to seek refuge for the evening and go to DSS in the morning.

If the person/family is ineligible for DDS Emergency Housing due to sanction or not meeting the 30 day NY residency requirement, the person can call WARM BED at 1-866-WARM-BED (927-6233) only during the winter months of December 1st through March 31st. WARM BED is an emergency housing program sponsored through Nassau County.


Nassau and Suffolk County residents can also contact Long Island Coalition for the homeless at (516) 742-7770

Warming Centers – No Designated Centers at this time

Remember to check for disaster preparedness information and alerts.


For federally declared disasters, call 7:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, 7 days a week:  1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585

To apply for assistance online visit

PSEG Long Island

Severe weather and storm updates are posted at and on the PSEG Facebook  and Twitter  pages.

For power outages or downed lines call PSEG at 1-800-490-0075, visit or text OUT to PSEGLI (773454). 

PSEG Outage Map, visit for real-time outage and restoration information updated every 15 minutes.

PSEG, 2-1-1 Long Island’s preparedness partner, sponsors the BeReadyLI disaster preparedness website to help residents prepare for the disasters our communities might face.  Visit  to help protect your family in case of an emergency.

National Grid

To report a gas emergency anywhere on Long Island, call 1-800-490-0045

To register for National Grid text alerts, text STORM to NGRID (64743)

For more ways to stay connected during a storm visit their Storm page at

For more information and updates


Severe Cold Events

Warm bed shelter programs operate during cold winter months to provide shelter to the homeless.

  • Nassau County Warm Bed Program hotline 1-866-WARMBED.
  • Suffolk County warm shelter emergency number 631-854-9100.

Town Contacts for information, emergency alerts, cancellations and updates.

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CONTACT  Website

Town of North Hempstead


Emergency in-town only

Town of Hempstead


Public Safety

Town of Oyster Bay


24-hour Operation Center at
OEM 516-677-5757

City of Glen Cove


Public Works

City of Long Beach


Public Works

Town of Babylon


Emergency number
631-264-0400 Amityville
631-249-0047 E. Farmingdale
Public Works

Town of Brookhaven


631-451-TOWN (8696)
OEM 631-451-6127

Town of East Hampton


OEM 631-324-0945

Town of Huntington


OEM 631-351-3234

Town of Islip


OEM 631-224-5730

Town of Riverhead


Storm Hotline 631-727-3200 ext. SOS (767)

Town of Smithtown


Emergency Management

Town of Southampton


Emergency Management
OEM 631-728-3400

Town of Southold


OEM 631-765-2784

Town of Shelter Island


Police 631-749-0600