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Sandy Updates, Nov. 8: Power Restoration, Shelter Locations

TOH Issues ITOH Issues Information For Residents Looking to Restore Power in Flooded Areas
Many Nassau residents have questions concerning power restoration in areas that have experienced flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Neighbors want to know whether the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the county, towns or villages are responsible for executing a power restoration plan to homes and other buildings in those “flood zones.”
Click here for a full list of how power can be restored in your area.

County Announces List of Shelters, Warming Centers
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced Thursday that the county, FEMA, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross are distributing food and drinks to thousands of residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Locations are subject to change daily. County shelters and warming centers remain open to the public.

Shelter Locations
Mangano and the Red Cross have opened the following locations for residents to take shelter:
  • Nassau Community College, Building P
  • Levittown Memorial High School, 150 Abbey Lane
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School – 121 Central Park Road - CLOSED TODAY due to power outage
  • Farmingdale High School – 150 Lincoln St.
  • Glen Cove High School – 150 Dosoris Lane
  • New Hyde Park High School - 500 Leonard Blvd.
  • North Shore Temple - 83 Muttontown Road in Syosset

Red Cross Food Distribution
The Red Cross has opened a number of meal distribution centers Nassau County. Locations are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meals, water and comfort kits will be distributed at the following locations:
  • Cedar Creek Park in Seaford - Merrick Rd, east of Wantagh Avenue
  • Grant Park in Hewlett - Broadway & Sheridan Avenue
  • Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach - 880 Lido Blvd.
FEMA POD Locations
FEMA’s Points of Distribution (PODs) are located throughout the north and south shores of Nassau County. Locations include:
South Shore:
  • Atlantic Beach: Silver Point, 2189 Atlantic Blvd. (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Baldwin Harbor: Meadow Elementary School, 888 Jackson St. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Bellmore:Newbridge Road Park, 2600 S. Newbridge Road. (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • East Rockaway: Fire Department, 5 Main St. (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Freeport: Recreation Center, located at the intersection of Main & Mill
  • Inwood: The No. 2 School, 1 Donahue Ave. (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Island Park: Heggerty School, 100 Radcliffe Road. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Lawrence: Five Towns Community Center, 270 Lawrence Ave.
  • Lido Beach: Lido St & Parkside St (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Long Beach: East Elementary - Intersection of Neptune & Hudson Boulevard (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Long Beach: West Elementary - Intersection of Maryland and Beach Street. (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Long Beach: 85 E. Park Ave. (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Massapequa: Marjorie R. Post Community Park, 451 Unqua Road. (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Oceanside: Oceanside Park, 3800 Mahlon Brower Drive. (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
North Shore:
  • Bayville: Stehli Beach, Corner of Bayville Road & Bayville Avenue (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Great Neck: Great Neck High School, 64 Arrandale Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • New Cassel/Westbury: New Cassel Community Center, 141 Garden St. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • New Hyde Park: Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Port Washington: Railroad Station, Off Main Street and Haven Avenue. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Woodbury: Syosset Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Shower Facilities
The county has opened the following locations for residents to take a free shower:
  • Aquatic Center, Eisenhower Park in East Meadow  - CLOSED TODAY due to power outage
  • Cantiague Park, West John St. in Hicksville
  • Mitchel Athletic Complex, Charles Lindbergh Blvd in Uniondale

Warming Centers
Nassau County Warming Centers include:
  • Baldwin: Senior Center, 1810 N Grand Ave., (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Bellmore: Library, 2288 Bedford Ave. (opens 200 Bellmore Ave. (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Bellmore: Senior Center (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Bethpage: Senior Center, 103 Grumman Road W (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • East Meadow: American Legion Hall, 294 Bellmore Road (3 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Elmont: Senior Center, 138 Elmont Road (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Franklin Square: Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Freeport: Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Freeport: Senior Center, 66 Church St., (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Glen Cove: Senior Center, 130 Glen St., (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Great Neck: Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Green Acres: Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Hempstead: Senior Center, United Methodist Church, 40 Washington St. (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Herricks: Senior Center 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Levittown: Senior Center 555 Newbridge Road (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Massapequa Park:  Our Lady of Loudes School, 379 Linden St.
  • Merrick: Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Merrick: Golf Course Clubhouse, 2550 Clubhouse Road (6 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • North Merrick: Senior Center, Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, (9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Oyster Bay: Senior Center, 45 E Main St. (M, T, W 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.: T & F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Port Washington: Senior Center, St Stephens Church, 9 Carlton Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Rockville Centre: American Legion, 197 Maple Ave. (12-9 p.m.)
  • Rockville Centre: Hispanic Brotherhood Senior Program, 59 Clinton Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Roosevelt: Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Turpike (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Syosset: North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road, (also serving 3 meals a day)
  • Uniondale/Hempstead: Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Uniondale/Merrick: Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Wantagh: Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Wantagh: Temple Bnei Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. (Mon – Thurs. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • West Hempstead: Echo Park Pool, 399 Nassau Blvd. (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Westbury: Magnolia Gardens Senior Center, 899 Broadway
  • Westbury: Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Westbury: Senior Center, 360 Post Ave., (8:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
CONTACT NUMBERS
  • LIPA: 1-800-490-0075/631-755-6900
  • National Grid: 1-800-490-0045 (Gas Leaks)/1-800-930-5003 (Service)
  • Nassau County Non-Emergency Hotline: 1-888-684-4274
  • Consumer Affairs Price Gouging Hotline: 516-571-2449
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance Hotline: 1-800-621-3362
  • NYS Hotline for Insurance Issues: 1-800-339-1759
  • Nassau Chapter of American Red Cross: 516-747-3500

FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers:
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are a readily accessible mobile office where applicants may go to receive guidance regarding disaster recovery, clarification of any written correspondence received, Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information, resolutions to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance, status of applications being processed by FEMA, as well as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program information.  Locations Open from 8am to 8pm daily (Opening today at 1 p.m. due to inclement weather):
  • Nassau Community College: 1 Education Drive, Garden City
  • Recreation Center and Ice Arena: 700 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach
  • Island Park Village Hall: 127 Long Beach Road, Island Park

Information For Residents Looking to Restore Power in Flooded Areas
Many Nassau residents have questions concerning power restoration in areas that have experienced flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Neighbors want to know whether the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the county, towns or villages are responsible for executing a power restoration plan to homes and other buildings in those “flood zones.”

Click here for a full list of how power can be restored in your area.

County Announces List of Shelters, Warming Centers
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced Thursday that the county, FEMA, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross are distributing food and drinks to thousands of residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Locations are subject to change daily. County shelters and warming centers remain open to the public.

Shelter Locations
Mangano and the Red Cross have opened the following locations for residents to take shelter:
  • Nassau Community College, Building P
  • Levittown Memorial High School, 150 Abbey Lane
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School – 121 Central Park Road - CLOSED TODAY due to power outage
  • Farmingdale High School – 150 Lincoln St.
  • Glen Cove High School – 150 Dosoris Lane
  • New Hyde Park High School - 500 Leonard Blvd.
  • North Shore Temple - 83 Muttontown Road in Syosset
Red Cross Food Distribution
The Red Cross has opened a number of meal distribution centers Nassau County. Locations are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meals, water and comfort kits will be distributed at the following locations:
  • Cedar Creek Park in Seaford - Merrick Rd, east of Wantagh Avenue
  • Grant Park in Hewlett - Broadway & Sheridan Avenue
  • Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach - 880 Lido Blvd.
FEMA POD Locations
FEMA’s Points of Distribution (PODs) are located throughout the north and south shores of Nassau County. Locations include:
South Shore:
  • Atlantic Beach: Silver Point, 2189 Atlantic Blvd. (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Baldwin Harbor: Meadow Elementary School, 888 Jackson St. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Bellmore:Newbridge Road Park, 2600 S. Newbridge Road. (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • East Rockaway: Fire Department, 5 Main St. (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Freeport: Recreation Center, located at the intersection of Main & Mill
  • Inwood: The No. 2 School, 1 Donahue Ave. (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Island Park: Heggerty School, 100 Radcliffe Road. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Lawrence: Five Towns Community Center, 270 Lawrence Ave.
  • Lido Beach: Lido St & Parkside St (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Long Beach: East Elementary - Intersection of Neptune & Hudson Boulevard (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Long Beach: West Elementary - Intersection of Maryland and Beach Street. (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Long Beach: 85 E. Park Ave. (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Massapequa: Marjorie R. Post Community Park, 451 Unqua Road. (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Oceanside: Oceanside Park, 3800 Mahlon Brower Drive. (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
North Shore:
  • Bayville: Stehli Beach, Corner of Bayville Road & Bayville Avenue (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Great Neck: Great Neck High School, 64 Arrandale Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • New Cassel/Westbury: New Cassel Community Center, 141 Garden St. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • New Hyde Park: Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Port Washington: Railroad Station, Off Main Street and Haven Avenue. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Woodbury: Syosset Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Shower Facilities
The county has opened the following locations for residents to take a free shower:
  • Aquatic Center, Eisenhower Park in East Meadow  - CLOSED TODAY due to power outage
  • Cantiague Park, West John St. in Hicksville
  • Mitchel Athletic Complex, Charles Lindbergh Blvd in Uniondale
Warming Center
Nassau County Warming Centers include:
  • Baldwin: Senior Center, 1810 N Grand Ave., (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Bellmore: Library, 2288 Bedford Ave. (opens 200 Bellmore Ave. (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Bellmore: Senior Center (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Bethpage: Senior Center, 103 Grumman Road W (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • East Meadow: American Legion Hall, 294 Bellmore Road (3 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Elmont: Senior Center, 138 Elmont Road (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Franklin Square: Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Freeport: Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Freeport: Senior Center, 66 Church St., (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Glen Cove: Senior Center, 130 Glen St., (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Great Neck: Senior Center, 80 Grace Ave. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Green Acres: Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Hempstead: Senior Center, United Methodist Church, 40 Washington St. (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Herricks: Senior Center 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Levittown: Senior Center 555 Newbridge Road (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Massapequa Park:  Our Lady of Loudes School, 379 Linden St.
  • Merrick: Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
  • Merrick: Golf Course Clubhouse, 2550 Clubhouse Road (6 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • North Merrick: Senior Center, Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, (9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Oyster Bay: Senior Center, 45 E Main St. (M, T, W 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.: T & F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Port Washington: Senior Center, St Stephens Church, 9 Carlton Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Rockville Centre: American Legion, 197 Maple Ave. (12-9 p.m.)
  • Rockville Centre: Hispanic Brotherhood Senior Program, 59 Clinton Ave. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Roosevelt: Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Turpike (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Syosset: North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road, (also serving 3 meals a day)
  • Uniondale/Hempstead: Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Uniondale/Merrick: Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Wantagh: Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Wantagh: Temple Bnei Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave. (Mon – Thurs. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • West Hempstead: Echo Park Pool, 399 Nassau Blvd. (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Westbury: Magnolia Gardens Senior Center, 899 Broadway
  • Westbury: Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) – CLOSED TODAY due to inclement weather
  • Westbury: Senior Center, 360 Post Ave., (8:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Contact Numbers
  • LIPA: 1-800-490-0075/631-755-6900
  • National Grid: 1-800-490-0045 (Gas Leaks)/1-800-930-5003 (Service)
  • Nassau County Non-Emergency Hotline: 1-888-684-4274
  • Consumer Affairs Price Gouging Hotline: 516-571-2449
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance Hotline: 1-800-621-3362
  • NYS Hotline for Insurance Issues: 1-800-339-1759
  • Nassau Chapter of American Red Cross: 516-747-3500
FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are a readily accessible mobile office where applicants may go to receive guidance regarding disaster recovery, clarification of any written correspondence received, Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information, resolutions to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance, status of applications being processed by FEMA, as well as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program information.  Locations Open from 8am to 8pm daily (Opening today at 1 p.m. due to inclement weather):
  • Nassau Community College: 1 Education Drive, Garden City
  • Recreation Center and Ice Arena: 700 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach
  • Island Park Village Hall: 127 Long Beach Road, Island Park

Harjit Singh November 08, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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