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SUFFOLK COUNTY CONTACT LIST
Suffolk Police NON-EMERGENCY Number: 631-852-COPS (2677)
Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management: 631-852-4900
Suffolk Chapter of American Red Cross: 631-924-6700
Town of Babylon: 311, or 631-422-7600
Town of Brookhaven: 631-451-9200
Town of Huntington: 631-271-6573 or 631-499-0444
Town of Islip: 631-224-5600
Suffolk County Storm Hotline: (631) 852-COPS or (631) 852-4900
NASSAU COUNTY CONTACT LIST
Nassau Police NON-EMERGENCY Number: 888-684-4274
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management: 516-573-0636
Nassau Chapter of American Red Cross: 516-747-3500
Town of North Hempstead: 311, or 516-TOWN-311
Town of Hempstead: 516-489-5000 or 516-489-6000
Town of Oyster Bay: 516-677-5757
City of Glen Cove: 516-676-2000, or 516-676-4402
City of Long Beach: 516-431-1000
Nassau County Storm Hotline: (888) 684-4269
INSURANCE: Steps To Take, if your home has been damaged:
- Call your insurance broker or company to report the claim
- Photograph the damage (only if it is SAFE to do so)
- Make a detailed list of the damage, in as much detail as possible
- Check your policy for deductibles and/or exceptions
- If you have a separate flood insurance policy, you will need to file a separate claim
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TO REPORT PRICE GOUGING AT GAS STATIONS
Nassau County Consumer Affairs: 516-571-2600
Suffolk County Consumer Affairs: 1-800-909-5423
Information courtesy of Newsday:
Outages should be reported by calling 800-490-0075, online at liaccount.com/outage/Report or by texting OUT to 695472.
Gas leaks on Long Island should be reported to 800-490-0045
* Sachem High School East, 177 Granny Rd., Farmingville
* Hampton Bays High School, 86 East Argonne Rd., Hampton Bays
* Brentwood High School, Sonderling Building, 52 Third Ave., Brentwood
* Robert Frost Middle School, 450 Half Hollow Road, Deer Park
* Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Road, Deer Park
* (PET FRIENDLY) Brentwood Rec Center
* (PET FRIENDLY) Suffolk Community College Eastern Campus, Riverhead
* Nassau Community College
* Levittown Memorial High School
* Locust Valley High School
* Manhasset High School
* SUNY Old Westbury
* (PET FRIENDLY) Nassau County Mitchel Athletic Complex, Uniondale
* (PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS) Nassau Community College CCB Bldg, 1 Education Drive, Garden City
* (TO MEET NEEDS OF ORTHODOX JEWS) West Hempstead High School
Commack Fire Department: 631-499-6690
Huntington Fire Department: 631-427-3030
Huntington Manor Fire Department: 631-427-1629
East Farmingdale Fire Department: 631-249-0474
WHAT TO DO AFTER A HURRICANE
- Typically, more injuries happen after a hurricane than during...and it's from people being too anxious to get outside and survey the damage where they come into contact with downed power lines or unstable trees, etc.
- Remain indoors until an official "all clear" is given....or you're sure it's safe to go outside.
- Do not touch fallen or low-hanging wires of any kind under any circumstances. Stay away from puddles with wires in/near them. Do not touch trees or other objects in contact with power lines.
- USE PHONES ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES. Call 911 only for life-threatening situations.
- Call police or LIPA immediately to downed power lines...NATIONAL GRID for broken gas lines.
- Watch for weakened roads, bridges, tree limbs or porches which could collapse unexpectedly.
- After power is restored, check regrigerated food for spoilage. (Spoiled food is the cause of a lot of sickness two days to a week after the storm.)
- Do not use charcoal grills, propane camping stoves or generators indoors. You could get carbon monoxide poisoning.