To Donate Money or to Volunteer for Hurricane Harvey Relief:
- United Way of Texas is posting UW Relief Funds in hurricane affected United Way communities at https://www.uwtexas.org/hurricane-harvey.
- Red Cross: www.redcross.org. Text HARVEY to 90999. Call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
- Salvation Army: Hurricane Harvey relief efforts www.helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
- To connect to national disaster recovery organizations: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD): https://www.nvoad.org/; each member organization posts its volunteer criteria.
EMERGENCY HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS
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.
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.
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
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.
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
- Suffolk County Emergency Management Alerts & Updates
- Nassau County Emergency Management Alerts & Updates
- Road Closures
- Long Island Rail Road
- NYS Governor’s Office
- National Weather Service Updates
- USDA Tips for Keeping Food Safe During a Power Outage
- American Red Cross, Emergency Call Center 877-733-2767
- Red Cross shelter locator site; updated every 30 minutes: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/
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.
Town of North Hempstead
Emergency in-town only
Town of Hempstead
Town of Oyster Bay
24-hour Operation Center at
City of Glen Cove
City of Long Beach
Town of Babylon
631-249-0047 E. Farmingdale
Town of Brookhaven
Town of East Hampton
Town of Huntington
Town of Islip
Town of Riverhead
Storm Hotline 631-727-3200 ext. SOS (767)
Town of Smithtown
Town of Southampton
Town of Southold
Town of Shelter Island