Hurricane Preparedness

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All-Hazards Preparedness

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

Remember -"911" Calls Are For Emergency Situations Only

TTY Relay Operator7-1-1 or (800) 421-1220
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management(516) 573-0636
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management EmailEmail 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
PSEG(800) 490-0075
National Grid(800) 490-0045
SPCA(516) 843-7722
NICE Bus(516) 228-4000
LIRR(718) 217-5477
Major Roads5-1-1

Additional Website Resources


Nassau County

Federal Emergency Management Agency

New York State Emergency Management Office

American Red Cross

National Organization on Disability's Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Weather Related

New York Tide Tables & Tide Charts

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service

National Hurricane Center

Forms and Files To Assist with Project Worksheet Development

Home Inspection Preparation Information