What should I do in case of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency?
Residents are encouraged to listen to WALK 97.5 FM for instructions in the event of an emergency or listen to your local television and radio broadcasts. If needed, contact local authorities such as the police, emergency management office, or health department. Please do not call 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency.

According to Suffolk County Emergency Management:

  • Go inside

  • Close all windows and doors

  • Turn off all ventilation systems

  • Turn on radio or television

  • Stay calm


  • Follow instructions

  • Take your disaster supplies kit with you

  • Secure your home

  • Plan ahead - you may not be able to bring your pets with you.

  • Stay calm

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1. Where can I find a shelter in case of a hurricane?
2. What should I do in case of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency?
3. Are there Emergency Shelters available to residents in an event of a storm or natural disaster?
4. How can I be prepared for an emergency?
5. What is a Disaster Supply Kit and when would I need one?
6. What is in a Winter Weather Disaster Supply Kit?
7. What does it mean to winterize my home?
8. How can I locate my local Evacuation Center?
9. Who is responsible for human services in the event of an emergency?
10. How can I get more information during and after an emergency?
11. Who handles flood insurance and flood zone questions?
12. What is the contact information for FEMA?
13. What are the contact numbers for Hurricane Sandy?