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HURRICANE SANDY: The Recovery: Important Info

10/25/2012

During any major storm, stay with B-103 for important local information to help you stay informed and safe!




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The FEMA Hotline: 1-800-621-FEMA

Click here for the LIPA Outage Map.

 

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 is 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

 

 

NEVER use portable generators INDOORS, in garages or [outside] near open windows!

 

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Information courtesy of Newsday:

POWER OUTAGES

Outages should be reported by calling 800-490-0075, online at liaccount.com/outage/Report or by texting OUT to 695472.

NATIONAL GRID

Gas leaks on Long Island should be reported to 800-490-0045

EVACUATION SHELTERS

SUFFOLK COUNTY

* 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 COUNTY

* 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.

 

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  1. HowardW_2 posted on 11/09/2012 04:32 PM
    formula gas at the intersection of fulton st and hempstead tpke/conklin st in farmingdale raised his gas prices $.50 cents per gallon on tuesday 11/6/2012 from $3.99 to $4.49 per gallon, which i consider price gouging due to the storm. this should be reported to the town and county frauds division.


    also thank you to ALL THE LINEMEN CREWS FROMM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHO HAVE VOLUTEERED THEIR TIME AND KNOWLEDGE to help repair our electric
    poer,,, i salute you all
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