Hurricane Michael Updates
As Hurricane Michael progresses, the United Way Worldwide Crisis Response team has been activated to begin work on mobilizing United Way resources in affected communities to provide the best support. Those needing immediate assistance can dial 2-1-1 to be connected to a 2-1-1 Call Center in their area. Text response has been activated and staffed by 2-1-1 agents outside the impact area. Individuals anywhere in the U.S. can now text MICHAEL to 898-211 to receive state-specific hurricane updates and information.
Emergency Information links to local 2-1-1s in affected communities:
Tallahassee, FL area http://www.211bigbend.org/emergency
Pensacola, FL area http://escambia.communityos.org/cms/
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD): https://www.nvoad.org/howtohelp/current-responses/
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/
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.