Winter on Long Island can be magical but with cold temperatures and snow accumulation, we want to make sure we always stay safe during a snow storm. Be sure to check out these blizzard tips and important contact numbers to help you prepare for a winter storm.

Blizzard Tips:

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information on snow storms and blizzards from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
  • Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.
  • Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

Weather Related Emergency Numbers

Non-Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Nassau non-emergency hotline:
    888.684.4274
  • Suffolk non-emergency hotline:
    631.852.2677

Please Dial 911 for Police & Medical Emergencies