Severe Weather Information

Cooling centers are facilities where you can go to cool off during extreme heat. The New York State Department of Health collects information about seasonal cooling centers from local health departments and emergency management offices. Before going to a cooling center, it is important to call ahead to make sure it is open. Some cooling centers are only open during regular business hours and officially declared heat emergencies and extreme heat events.

Nassau County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 N Grand Ave, Baldwin, 11510, 516-546-7110
  • Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave, Bellmore, 11710, 516-221-9696
  • Bethpage Ice Center, 1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, 11714, 516-433-7465
  • Cantiague Park, 480 West John St, Hicksville, 11801, 516-571 7058
  • Cedarhurst Senior Center, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst, 11516, 516-295-1177
  • Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park, 11042, 516-869-6311
  • Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Rd, Elmont, 11003, 516-354-4777
  • Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl, Franklin Square, 11010, 516-328-3010
  • Grant Park, 1625 Broadway, Hewlett, 11557, 516-571-7821
  • Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd, Valley Stream, 11581, 516-872-8810
  • Levittown Senior Center, 555 N Newbridge Rd, Levittown, 11756, 516-433-5454
  • Marjorie Post Rink, 451 Unqua Rd, Massapequa, 11758, 516-797-7990
  • Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, 11566, 516-868-4777
  • Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave, New Hyde Park, 11040, 516-869-6311
  • Mitchel Field Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Uniondale, 11553, 516-572-0400
  • Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Ave, Oceanside, 11572, 516-766-8888
  • Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Tpke, Roosevelt, 11575, 516-867-1612
  • Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury, 11590, 516-333-5440
  • SYO Woodbury Ice Rink, 7900 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, 11797, 516-677-5990
  • Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave, Uniondale, 11553, 516-292-1313
  • Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave, Uniondale, 11553, 516-538-5050
  • Wantagh Park Community Center, 1 King Road, Wantagh, 11793, 516-571-7460
  • Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Rd, Wantagh, 11793, 516-785-8505
  • Yes We Can Community Center, 141 Garden St, Westbury, 11590, 516-869-6311

 

Suffolk County

Cooling centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go.

  • Brookhaven Gym at SCCC Ammerman, 533 College Rd, Selden, 11784, 631-451-4000
  • HSE Center atSCCC Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd, Brentwood, 11717, 631-851-6700
  • SCCC Eastern Campus – Peconic Building, 121 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Riverhead, 11901, 631-548-2500

 

Real-time traffic closures on a map: https://www.511ny.org/#TransitRegion-8

 

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

 

Long Island Railroad Service Alerts:  http://www.mta.info/lirr

 

NICE Bus Service Alerts:  http://nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Service-Alerts.aspx

 

Suffolk County Transit Service Alerts:  http://sct-bus.org/

 

NASSAU COUNTY:

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.

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY:

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.