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Emergency Sheltering:

If you are homeless and in need of shelter – Please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Temporary Housing Assistance Unit from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday at 631 854-9517
(After 4:30 PM & Weekends, Holidays), please call SC DSS Emergency Services Unit at: (631) 854-9100

Heating Emergencies (Fuel & Repair):

If you are out of home heating fuel or in need of an emergency burner repair Please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Home Energy Assistance Program, 8am-4pm - Monday to Friday, at (631) 853-8820. (After 4:30 PM & Weekends, Holidays), please call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Emergency Services Unit at (631) 854-9100.

In person Shelter Assistance is available at the following Service Centers from 8am – 3pm, Monday to Friday:

Riverhead Center
893 E. Main Street 
Riverhead, New York 11901-2542
Telephone: (631) 852-3500
Fax: (631) 852-3505

Coram Center
80 Middle Country Road
Coram, New York 11727
Telephone: (631) 854-2300
Fax (631) 854-2123

Smithtown Center
200 Wireless Boulevard 
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Telephone: (631) 853-8714 
Fax: (631) 853-8842

South West Center
2 South 2nd Street 
Deer Park, New York 11729 
Telephone: (631) 854-6600
Fax: (631) 854-6672

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Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool

Click here to go directly to the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool.  

For more Information about this new mapping tool continue on this page.

This interactive tool is provided for your information and use to assist with personal preparedness when emergency situations, storm flooding conditions or potential evacuations may occur. 

The map identifies: 

  • address locations
  • the specific types of shelters available within Suffolk County (i.e. General Population, Pet Friendly, Special Needs, Functional Needs)
  • the location, capabilities and pertinent information about each shelter
  • which shelters are currently open in actual emergency situations
  • a mapping feature for driving directions to shelters
  • Storm Surge Zones showing potential flood areas from different strength hurricanes
  • links to important emergency related information
Map of shelters and storm surge zones in Suffolk County. Click here to go to the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool

Using 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, actual conditions will dictate which shelters are open.  In emergency situations, 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.

Residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this emergency preparedness tool and to use it for their own planning, safety and protection.

If you determine that your home lies within a storm surge zone that has the potential to flood, you may want to make arrangements to stay with relatives or friends who live in an area that is less likely to flood, such as along the spine of Long Island near the Long Island Expressway.  You should plan on going to a shelter only as a last resort.


  • If you need information from the Suffolk County Government Website, click here.

  • Click here to view the latest Suffolk Code Red Alerts

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    Steve Bellone

    Joseph F. Williams

    John G. Jordan Sr.

    Ed Schneyer
    Director of the Office of Emergency Management

    PO BOX 127
    MAIN 631-852-4900
    FAX 631-852-4922

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