ELECTRICITY AND GAS
Electric outages and downed power lines should be reported to PSEG Long Island by calling 800-490-0075 or online by signing in to your PSEG account.
Gas leaks should be reported to National Grid by calling the Gas Emergency Line at 800-490-0045.
North Hempstead: Call 311 or 516-TOWN-311 (516-869-6311) for a service representative or go to northhempstead.com.
Hempstead: Call 516-489-5000 or visit townofhempstead.org.
Oyster Bay: Go to oysterbaytown.com or call highway department to report downed trees at 516-677-5757.
City of Glen Cove: Go to glencove-li.us or call the Department of Public Works at 516-676-4402.
City of Long Beach: Visit longbeachny.org or call City Hall at 516-431-1000.
Babylon: Visit townofbabylon.com or call the public safety department at 631-422-7600 to report downed trees.
Brookhaven: Call the town call center at 631-451-8696 or visit brookhavenny.gov.
East Hampton: Go to ehamptonny.gov or call the highway department to report roadway obstructions at 631-324-0925.
Huntington: Visit huntingtonny.gov or call its 24-hour emergency number, 631-351-3234 or for downed trees, 631-499-0444.
Islip: Visit townofislip-ny.gov or call 631-224-5600 to report downed trees or power lines.
Riverhead: Call the nonemergency police number at 631-727-4500 or visit townofriverheadny.gov.
Smithtown: Call the Public Safety Department at 631-360-7553.
Southampton: Go to southamptontownny.gov or 631-728-5000.
Southold: Visit southoldtownny.gov or call 631-765-1800.
Shelter Island: Visit shelterislandtown.us or call 631-749-0600.
Regional roads: Go to 511ny.org for updated road and transportation information in the state.
Suffolk bus: Go to sct-bus.org.
NICE bus: Check nicebus.com for frequent updates to service status.
MTA: Sign up for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s email alerts at mymtaalerts.com.
- Fill up vehicles with fuel.
- Listen to local officials.
- Never use portable generators indoors, in garages or near open windows.
If electrical power is lost:
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. An unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold enough for a couple of hours.
- If the refrigerator was out for more than two to four hours, discard perishable items.
- A freezer that is half full will hold for up to 24 hours; a full freezer for 48 hours.
- If the freezer is fairly full and it has been without power for less than 24 hours, food should be safe. Expect a loss of quality with refreezing.