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Nassau County looks to add dorm to Office of Emergency Management complex

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants to add

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants to add a dormitory to the county’s Office of Emergency Management complex in Bethpage. (Oct 10, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants to add a dormitory to the county’s Office of Emergency Management complex in Bethpage.

After superstorm Sandy last year, hundreds of visiting first responders had few options but to sleep in offices at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Mangano said. “We basically took over the whole homeland security building,” he said in a recent interview.

To prepare for the next disaster, Mangano is seeking funding to add permanent sleeping quarters to the 90,000-square-foot, privately owned building on the grounds of the Northrop Grumman Corp. complex. County officials declined to elaborate on the plans, the cost or funding source.

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