PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS
(SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY -August 15, 2014) – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced today that New York State has opened a disaster recovery center to assist Suffolk County residents who have been displaced or severely impacted from the historic floodwaters caused by the recent storm. The recovery center is located at the Town of Islip Town Hall at 401 Main Street.
“I would like to thank Governor Cuomo’s office and our state officials for proactively assisting our region in this immediate time of need,” said County Executive Bellone. “All those who have swiftly pulled together to provide our residents with the necessary resources ought to be commended.”
New York State officials will assist residents on how to file insurance claims and proceed with the Department of Motor Vehicles in reference to abandoned or flooded vehicles. In addition, mental health professionals and representatives from the American Red Cross will be available to provide further support.
The intake center will also include representatives from Suffolk County’s Department of Health to update residents on public health related concerns. In addition, Suffolk County’s Department of Social Services will be on hand to those in need of social services.
The Center will be open beginning Friday, August 15 from noon to 7 p.m. The Center will also be open this weekend 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and next Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hours and days of operation are subject to change.
More storm updates are available at www.facebook.com/stevebellone and www.twitter.com/stevebellone.
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DEPLOYMENTS OF DFS MOBILE COMMAND CENTER ON LONG ISLAND TO PROVIDE INSURANCE HELP TO RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY RECENT FLOODING
DFS Insurance Assistance Available at Islip Town Hall on Monday, August 18; Tuesday, August 19, and Wednesday August 20
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an additional deployment of the Department of Financial Services' Mobile Command Center to Long Island to provide insurance assistance to homeowners, renters, and businesses affected by flooding caused by recent heavy rainfall.
“The DFS Mobile Command Center will stay on site and continue providing insurance assistance to local residents who are working hard to get back on their feet after this record breaking storm,” said Governor Cuomo. “Trained staff will be available to offer advice on dealing with your insurance company, and a number of actions families and business owners can take to help expedite the claims process.”
Department of Financial Services representatives will be available in the Mobile Command Center on August 18-20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day in Islip, at the Islip Town Hall Parking Lot located at 401 Main Street.
In addition, those who are not able to visit the Mobile Command Center can call the Department's Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759 for help with insurance-related issues.
The Mobile Command Center is expected to be deployed to additional locations affected by flooding in the days ahead, and specific locations and dates will be announced soon.
For Shelter Emergencies:
If you are homeless and in need of shelter - Please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services 8am-4pm - Monday to Friday – Please call the SC DSS Temporary Housing Assistance Unit at, (631) 854 9517.
After 4:30pm, Weekends & Holidays - Please call the SC DSS Emergency Services Unit at, (631)854-9100.
In person Shelter Assistance is available at following Service Centers from 8am till 3pm:
2 South 2nd Street
80 Middle Country Road
200 Wireless Blvd
893 East Main Street
Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool
Click here to go to the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool
This tool allows viewers to enter a specific address within the County and visually determine if that location is within an area subject to storm surge flooding. It also identifies the location of all potential shelters within the County. During a real emergency event, where sheltering of residents may be needed only those shelters that are open will be shown on the interactive map. Please note that the shelter closest to your residence may not be open. The mapping tool can also be used to provide viewers with directions to shelter locations.
Click here to visit the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management web page.