Once again it is hurricane season and Nassau's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) stands ready to assist you in preparing for challenges we may face. Hurricane season officially runs from June through November but we should always be prepared for any type of disaster, whether natural or man-made. Using the information in this brochure, I urge you to prepare now and build your resilience, helping you and your community to be StormReady®.
A storm watch means storm conditions are possible whereas a storm warning means a storm is expected. For all hurricane watches and warnings, please take the threat seriously and follow the instructions issued by Nassau OEM and FEMA. To register your cell phone to receive emergency alert information, please see our Notify Me® page.
Nassau OEM works cooperatively with public and private agencies, law enforcement, and first responders to help protect the lives and property of Nassau County's residents. Should the need arise to open shelters, OEM is ready to work with American Red Cross to ensure the safety of our residents and their loved ones. But our first responders can't help you once they're own lives are put in danger, so it is important that you follow evacuation instructions when they are issued, before a hurricane arrives.
Please use the information in our Hurricane Preparedness Guide (PDF) to check family emergency supplies, prepare "go kits" and to finalize a family plan for loved ones to follow. For more information please visit Nassau OEM at online or FEMA's preparedness website at Ready.gov.
I wish you and your family a happy and safe summer.
Remember -"911" Calls Are For Emergency Situations Only
|TTY Relay Operator||7-1-1 or (800) 421-1220|
|Nassau County Office of Emergency Management||(516) 573-0636|
|Nassau County Office of Emergency Management Email||Email the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management|
|Nassau County Main Number||(516) 571-3000|
|Nassau County American Red Cross||(516) 747-3500|
|Nassau County Police||(516) 573-8800|
|Town of North Hempstead||(516) 869-6311|
|Town of Hempstead||(516) 489-5000|
|Town of Oyster Bay||(516) 677-5350|
|City of Glen Cove||(516) 676-2000|
|Glen Cove Police Department||(516) 676-1000|
|City of Long Beach||(516) 431-1000|
|City of Long Beach Police Department||(516) 431-1800|
|National Grid||(800) 490-0045|
|NICE Bus||(516) 228-4000|