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HURRICANE SANDY: The Recovery: Important Info


During any major storm, stay with The New 94-3 The Shark for important local information to help you stay informed and safe!

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Red Cross App: To get the Red Cross Hurricane App: text "**REDCROSS" to 73327677.

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The FEMA Hotline: 1-800-621-FEMA


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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 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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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 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



  • 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.

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