Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Hurricane Emergency #s and Web Addresses



The
National Hurricane Center has begun issuing watches and warnings for Hurricane Sandy as it begins its trek up the eastern coast of the United States.  Although the storm track could change, the time for preparation is now. 

 

Below are important phone numbers and websites. Please keep them handy:

 

Weather/Storm Information:

 

· National Weather Service (New York):  http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/

· National Weather Service (Severe Weather Forecasts): http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/

 

Other Important Telephone Numbers:

 

· NYS Emergency Management Office (LI Region): 631-952-6322

· Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 1-800-621-FEMA

· Nassau County Office of Emergency Management: 516-573-0636

· American Red Cross (Nassau County): 516-747-3500

 

Other Important Websites:

 

· FEMA: www.fema.gov

· National Flood Insurance Program: www.floodsmart.gov

· American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

· NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services: www.dhses.ny.gov

· American Red Cross (on Long Island): www.nyredcross.org

 

To Report Power Outages or Downed Power Lines:

 

· LIPA Hotline: 800-490-0075

· LIPA Online: http://www.lipower.org/

 

24-Hour Gas Emergency Service:

 

· National Grid 800-490-0045

· National Grid Online (Long Island customers): http://www2.nationalgridus.com/index_li.jsp

 

Information on Mass Transit Service:

 

· MTA/LIRR online: www.mta.info

· LIRR 24-hour travel information center: 718-217-5477

· NYC Transit travel information: 718-330-1234

 

Real-Time Traffic Conditions:

 

· NYSDOT 511 service: Dial “511”

· NYSDOT 511 online: www.511ny.org

 

 

You should also prepare an “Emergency Go Kit”:  Each person should have a Go-Kit in the event of a hurricane WATCH or WARNING, put these items into a smaller, portable Go-Kit — such as a hands-free backpack or duffel bag — or a container in case you need to evacuate. Keep it by your front door or an exit in case of an emergency evacuation for up to five (5) days. 

 

As always, when a storm of this magnitude is predicted, we need to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.  Be safe!




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