Nassau County to Open Shelters Beginning Today at 1:00 p.m.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano advises a voluntarily evacuation for all residents living in a flood or storm surge zone. As a rule of thumb, this area is defined as south of Sunrise Highway, from the Queens line to Rockville Centre and South of Merrick Road, from Rockville Centre to the Nassau-Suffolk border.
This voluntary evacuation also includes the residents on the north shore of Nassau County that reside in low-lying areas and storm surge zones. Low-lying are defined as 15 feet above sea-level or less.
It is essential that this evacuation begin prior to wind gusts that exceed 55 miles per hour. Once winds exceed this level, flying debris could be deadly.
Residents should immediately implement their Friends and Family Sheltering Plan as staying in homes on higher ground will provide the most comfortable situation during the storm. Three public shelters will open today at 1:00 p.m., including:
All residents throughout Nassau County are reminded to tie down and secure all items outside their homes, as flying debris can be deadly.
All non-life threatening emergencies should be directed to the County’s Non-Emergency Hotline at 1-888-684-4274. Residents should only contact 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency.
To learn more about hurricane preparation, including assembling an Emergency Go-Kit, residents are encouraged to visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/hurricane