Nassau County Non-Emergency Hotline to Open 5am Thursday
With the National Weather Service forecasting a winter storm, heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions for Thursday, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is advising residents to exercise caution and stay off roadways if possible during the storm. Accordingly, Nassau County’s Non-Emergency Hotline will open at 5am on Thursday, February 9th, and remain open throughout the duration of the storm.
Non-life threatening emergencies – such as downed trees – can be reported to Nassau County’s Non-Emergency Hotline at 1-800-315-5153. Residents in an emergency situation should dial 911.
Nassau County’s Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the storm track. The Department of Public Works began pre-treating roadways on Wednesday at 7am to help prevent black ice and is at the ready to plow and salt County roadways. Tonight, residents are asked to move cars from the street into their driveway so that snowplows can clear streets. Residents are also asked to assist our fire departments by shoveling near and around hydrants.
To report a power outage or electrical emergency, residents may contact PSEG Long Island at 1-800-490-0075.
WARMBED, Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, is operational 7 days a week and runs through March 31st, 2017. Homeless individuals may call 1-866-927-6233 (1-866-WARMBED).
Residents should visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/OEM to learn more about family storm preparations, including assembling an Emergency Go-Kit.