Here is important information regarding Irene, and tools to keep in hand.
PHONE NUMBER AND WEBSITES
LIPA: 800-490-0075; outages map at newsday.com/outages
National Grid: 800-892-2345
Con Ed: 212-243-1900
Red Cross of Nassau County: 516-747-3500
Nassau County nonlife threatening emergency hotline: 888-684-4274
Nassau website: www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/oem/hurricane/prepare.html
Red Cross of Suffolk County: 631-924-6700
Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management: 631-852-4900
Suffolk website: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/
Handicapped people in Suffolk, including those on ventilators or in a wheelchair, can call 631-852-4900 to coordinate an evacuation, with accommodations, from precarious areas. But call as early as possible, officials warn.
New York City
American Red Cross in Greater New York: 1-877-733-2767
New York City Government Information and Services: 311
Office of Emergency Management: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml
The Long Island Rail Road suspended all service.
MTA officials expect the LIRR service could be down at least through Monday, maybe later.
Click here for a map of Suffolk transportation evacuation routes
New York City
Subways and buses stopped running Saturday afternoon. It's unclear when New York City's public transportation system would be up and running again.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “It all depends on how much damage is done to the system.” He said for the subways, it will be a process of pumping water out of the tunnels, then pumping clean water into the tunnels, and then drying them out. Bloomberg said people should count on there not being any public transportation for the Monday morning commute. MTA spokesman Sam Zambuto said to expect restoration of the system to be a “lengthy process that will impact service following the storm.”
Long Island MacArthur Airport flights suspended all flights. Normal operations won't resume until Monday.
New York City
As of 10 p.m. Saturday, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports suspended all service.
Note: Jury duty across New York City and Long Island will be suspended on Monday.
Check out the New York State Department of Transportation list of roadway closures here.
Long Island beach webcams
South of Sunrise Highway from the Queens line to Rockville Centre, including the barrier islands, and south of Merrick Road, from Rockville Centre to the Suffolk border
North Shore residents in low-lying and storm-surge areas, including portions of the Port Washington peninsula, East Island and Shore Road in Glen Cove and parts of the villages of Bayville, Oyster Bay and Oyster Bay Cove
Amityville village: South of Merrick Road
Babylon: South of Montauk Highway; barrier beaches; Frontier and Gildersleeve Trailer Parks in North Amityville
Islip: Fire Island and low-lying hamlet areas south of Montauk Highway
Brookhaven: Blue Point south of Montauk Highway; Strong's Neck in Setauket; Mastic east of Mastic Road, north of Mastic Beach, south of Montauk Highway; Blue Point south of Montauk Highway; Patchogue south of Main Street; East Patchogue south of Main Street, east to the intersection of South Country Road and then south of South Country Road; Bellport, south of South Country Road; Hamlet of Brookhaven south of South Country Road; Shirley south of Golden Gate / Neighborhood Road; Mastic Beach Village; Moriches south of Main Street; Center Moriches south of Main Street; East Moriches south of East Moriches Boulevard, Newport Beach Community; Cedar Beach Peninsula, Mt. Sinai
Riverhead: Flood-prone areas and unstrapped mobile homes or trailers
Southampton: Low-lying areas within a half-mile of the ocean or bay
Port Jefferson village on Beach Street, East and West Broadway, Barnum Avenue, Wynn Lane, Maple Place, Mill Creek Road, Main Street, East Main Street, Arden Place, Traders Cove, Rossner Lane, Surf Avenue, Brook Road, Chrystal Brook Hollow Road
Huntington, waterfront areas
New York City
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in the Rockaways, Governors Island, parts of the financial district in lower Manhattan, Governors Island and low-lying areas.
Click here for the New York City Office of Emergency Management's information on hurricane evacuation zones.