Individuals should also place winter emergency kits in their vehicles that contain:
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According to Suffolk County Emergency Management:IF YOU ARE TOLD TO "SHELTER IN PLACE":
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO RELOCATE/EVACUATE:
The Department of Emergency Preparedness has more information about what to do during natural disasters or storms, including where to locate designated emergency shelters
Disaster Supply Kits should include:
You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.
Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.
During the winter months, homeowners can help preserve the heat within their homes by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic. Insulating pipes with added insulation or newspapers and plastic will help prevent pipes from freezing. In extremely cold temperatures, allow faucets to drip a little to avoid pipes from freezing and bursting.
To prepare for winter storms, homeowners should clear out the rain gutters and clear away any low hanging branches that could fall on a house during a storm.
Suffolk County's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the county’s response to natural or man made disasters. OEM personnel are responsible for the operations of the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and work with local, state, and federal officials in shelter management, planning, resource management, and radiological response coordination.
They can be reached directly at (631) 852-4900 or online.
Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency. Dial "852-COPS" for non-emergency police calls in Suffolk County.
The 24-hour emergency contact telephone numbers for Babylon is: (631) 422-7600.
Non-Emergency Contact Information:You may want to report the situation to our county or state offices of emergency management or health departments. Their phone numbers are:
For all questions regarding flood zones, please call Environmental Control at (631) 422-7645.
Shelter in Suffolk County as of 11/12/2012:
Electrical Inspectors approved by the Town of Babylon: