REMINDS RESIDENTS OF HOMELESS HOTLINE 1-866-WARMBED TO HELP THOSE IN NEED FIND SHELTER
Open warming centers are located in Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park and the Aquatic Center
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. During the 2017/2018 season, a total of 482 individuals comprising of 345 adults and 137 children were housed by the WARMBED program.
A cold front will move through the tri-state today, allowing for light rain to overspread the area from west to east. Temperatures will be falling throughout the day. This will allow for the rain to mix with or briefly change over to all snow before ending. Little, if any accumulation is expected. Conditions will become windy beginning in the early evening with gusts of 30 to 40 mph possible, especially along the coast. Very cold and record low temperatures are expected tonight. Lows will range from the teens to lower 20s, even along the coast and into the New York City metro area.
“We’re going to have freezing temperatures tonight into tomorrow. Combined with the wind, it will feel like single digits below zero,” 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 do not hesitate to 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)
No resident should be sleeping outside in the freezing cold. The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline (1-866-WARMBED) – is now open and runs seven days a week through March 31, 2019. 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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