Severe Weather Information

EMERGENCY HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS

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 www.bereadyli.org for disaster preparedness information and alerts.

FEMA

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 www.disasterassistance.gov

PSEG Long Island

Severe weather and storm updates are posted at www.psegliny.com/stormcenter and on the PSEG Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PSEGLI/  and Twitter https://twitter.com/psegli  pages.

For power outages or downed lines call PSEG at 1-800-490-0075, visit https://www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/CustomerService/ReportOutage or text OUT to PSEGLI (773454). 

PSEG Outage Map, visit https://www.psegliny.com/c.cfm/Outage 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 www.bereadyli.org  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 https://www.nationalgridus.com/Long-Island-NY-Home/Storms/.

For more information and updates

Shelter

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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GOVERNMENT

 

CONTACT  Website
 

Town of North Hempstead

 

516-869-6311
Emergency in-town only
3-1-1
www.northhempstead.com
 

Town of Hempstead

 

516-489-5000
Public Safety
516-538-1900
www.toh.li
 

Town of Oyster Bay

 

516-624-6350
24-hour Operation Center at
516-677-5757
OEM 516-677-5757
www.oysterbaytown.com
 

City of Glen Cove

 

516-676-2000
Public Works
516-656-2967
www.glencove-li.us
 

City of Long Beach

 

516-431-1000
Public Works
516-431-1011
www.longbeachny.org
 

Town of Babylon

 

631-957-3000
Emergency number
631-226-1212
631-264-0400 Amityville
631-249-0047 E. Farmingdale
Public Works
631-422-7600
www.townofbabylon.com
 

Town of Brookhaven

 

631-451-TOWN (8696)
OEM 631-451-6127
www.brookhaven.org
 

Town of East Hampton

 

631-537-7575
OEM 631-324-0945
www.ehamptonny.gov/
 

Town of Huntington

 

631-351-3000
OEM 631-351-3234
www.huntingtonny.gov
 

Town of Islip

 

631-224-5306
OEM 631-224-5730
www.townofislip-ny.gov
 

Town of Riverhead

 

631-727-4500
Storm Hotline 631-727-3200 ext. SOS (767)
www.townofriverheadny.gov
 

Town of Smithtown

 

631-360-7512
Emergency Management
631-360-7512
www.smithtownny.gov
 

Town of Southampton

 

631-283-6000
Emergency Management
OEM 631-728-3400
www.southamptontownny.gov
 

Town of Southold

 

631-765-1889
OEM 631-765-2784
www.southoldtownny.gov
 

Town of Shelter Island

 

631-749-0291
Police 631-749-0600
www.shelterislandtown.us