The Setauket Fire Department has opened its Nicolls Road firehouse as a Red Cross Mobile Meals Distribution Center. The firehouse will have food available starting 3 p.m. Saturday until supplies last. They will also distribute on Sunday and each day following until further notice. Residents should call 631-941-4900 for more information. The Setauket Fire Department’s Nicolls Road Fire House is located at 394 Nicolls Road in East Setauket (half mile north of Route 347).
Other Red Cross Mobile Meals Distribution Center locations include:
Coming to the aid of residents devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray announced that the town will begin a collection drive of coats, clothing, blankets and other essential supplies. These items will be donated to the struggling victims of Hurricane Sandy, many of whom have been displaced and left with a shortage of resources in the wake of the powerful hurricane.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced several major advances in the restoration of the region’s public transportation systems in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The following restorations will be in effect for tomorrow’s commute:
Long Island Rail Road:
· Babylon Branch: Hourly service to Penn Station
· Huntington Branch: Hourly service to Penn Station
· Hudson Line: Service between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central Terminal on the Hudson Line will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
MINEOLA – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open for homeowners, renters, and business owners who sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Specialists from the State of New York, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.
Verizon is providing free charging of cellphones, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices at its FiOS stores in New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Click here for a list of store locations. (Consumers should be sure to bring their own chargers, and call ahead to check on operation and store hours.)
Due to fallen trees, power lines, and flooding, the following Long Island parks will remain closed until further notice. There is also no access to the South Shore beaches that are located along Ocean Parkway.