A state of emergency has been declared in New York and both County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents to “stay off the roads” if they can.
Meanwhile, all county roadways remain open, Mangano said.
Mangano also activated the County’s Non-Emergency Hotline today, January 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. as a winter blizzard approaches the region. Residents with non-life threatening emergencies should dial 1-888-684-4274 for assistance through the duration of the storm. All those with life threatening emergencies should call 911.
All County Park activities, and visiting hours at the Nassau County Correctional Center, have been cancelled for today and tomorrow.
And, with blizzard conditions approaching, County Executive Mangano reminded residents that WARMBED, Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, is active. The Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline operates 7 days a week and runs through March 31st, 2014. If winter conditions persist beyond March 31st, the program will continue until warmer weather arrives.
Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 p.m. thru Monday at 8:00 a.m., employees from WARMBED and the Department of Social Services (DSS) make appropriate referrals and provide shelter placement. Once placed, the staff at DSS and the Office of Housing and Community Development contact those who are homeless in order to access resources for permanent housing. County Executive Mangano also urges Nassau’s homeless veterans to take advantage of the WARMBED program, where they will be assisted by the Nassau County Veterans Services Agency.
NASSAU COUNTY EVENING HOMELESS HOTLINE (WARMBED):
Department of Social Services (516) 227-8519: After office hours (516) 573-8626
Long Island Crisis Counseling & Referral Center Hotline (516) 679-1111
Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline (516) 542-0404
Nassau University Medical Center (516) 572-0123