Mineola, NY – Ahead of an expected drop in temperature tonight and tomorrow, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today announced that several warming centers will be open throughout the County. For those who need a warm bed overnight, County Executive Curran highlighted Nassau County’s homeless hotline (1.866.WARMBED), which helps find shelter for those stuck out in the elements.
Temperatures will begin a rapid drop Wednesday evening, and a wind chill advisory is already in effect according to National Weather Service. A band of snow squalls is expected to cross the region late Wednesday afternoon, causing low visibility and difficult travel conditions. County crews are in the process of treating roads accordingly. Wind chill values between -10 and -24 degrees below zero are expected into Thursday morning.
“We’re going to have a deep freeze over the next few days,” said County Executive Curran. “Our warming centers will be open for anybody that needs them, as will our 1-866-WARMBED hotline. If you see someone who needs shelter overnight, please call us.”
The following warming centers will be open:
Cantiague Park Ice Rink
480 W. John Street, Hicksville (516-571-7056)
Christopher Morley Park
500 Searingtown Rd N, Roslyn (516-571-8113)
Merrick Ave, Merrick (516-572-0501)
Broadway and Sheridan Ave., Hewlett (516-571-7821)
No resident should be sleeping outside in the freezing cold. The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline (1-866-WARMBED) - is open and runs seven days a week through March 31st, 2018.
Between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00am Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 6:00pm through Monday at 8:00am, employees from the Department of Social Services (DSS) make appropriate referrals and provide shelter placement. Between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, call the Department of Social Services at (516) 227-8519.
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