Hurricane Preparedness





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 CLICK HERE to view, download or print the Hurricane Preparedness Brochure.  

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 go to www.nassaucountyny.gov/alert

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 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 www.nassaucountyny.gov/oem or FEMA’s preparedness website at www.ready.gov

I wish you and your family a happy and safe summer. 
Laura Curran

Remember -“911” Calls Are For Emergency Situations Only

TTY Relay Operator 800-421-1220
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (516) 573-0636
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management E-mail: NCOEM@nassaucountyny.gov
Nassau County Main Number (516) 571-3000
Nassau County American Red Cross (516) 747-3500
Nassau County Police (516) 573-7000
Town of North Hempstead (516) 627-0590
Town of Hempstead (516) 489-5000
Town of Oyster Bay (516) 677-5757
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

Additional Website Resources

Government/Agency  
Nassau County www.nassaucountyny.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov
New York State Emergency Management Office www.dhses.ny.gov
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
National Organization on Disability’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative www.nod.org/emergency
Weather Related  
New York Tide Tables & Tide Charts
www.tides.net/newyork/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov
National Weather Service www.nws.noaa.gov
National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov
Federal Family and Partners Continue to Support States impacted by Sandy
Forms and Files To Assist with Project Worksheet Development
Home Inspection Preparation Information



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