In flood zones for safety reasons, LIPA requires homeowners to provide an Authorization to Energize by an approved electrical inspection agency before they will re-energize homes. Given the large number of homes impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the process which LIPA requires to ensure public safety could leave a significant number of homes without power for an extended period of time.
Suffolk County is therefore coordinating with LIPA, FEMA, NYS and Towns to facilitate this inspection at no cost to homeowners in the affected areas.
The County is coordinating with townships to pair electrical inspectors with Code Enforcement, Building Inspectors, Fire Marshal’s, and State assets to assess whether homes are safe to repower. The intent is to expedite power restoration to homes in the affected areas.
Red Cross Food Distribution-lunch from 11 on and dinner from 4 on
· Dennison building in Hauppauge, 100 Vet’s Highway, Hauppauge
· Riverhead County Center 210 Center Drive, Riverhead
· Mastic Fire House, 1088 Mastic Road, Mastic
Red Cross Shelters that are still open
· Sachem East High School
· Walt Whitman High School
· Robert Frost Middle School
Warming Centers will provide residents without electricity a chance to get warm, charge electronic devices, get some food.
The centers, their hours of operation and their facilities are:
William J. Brosnan School
Northport-East Northport School District
158 Laurel Ave
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday and Monday
American Legion Hall
7 Woodside Ave
9 am - 3pm Sunday
Central Presbyterian Church
240 Main Street, Huntington
Open: Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3p.m.
Providing: Sandwiches, charging stations and internet access
Temple Beth El
660 Park Avenue, Huntington
Open: Sundays – 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Providing: Warming area, water and charging stations
St. Hugh of Lincoln R. C. Church
New York Avenue at East 9th Street
Open: Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Providing: Warming Center
Light of Salvation Church
1599 New York Avenue
Open: Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 9 am to 1pm
Providing: Warming center and food.
Dix Hills Ice Rink
Dix Hills Park
575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills – 11746
Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Providing: Free ice skating, coffee and hot chocolate, showers, and charging stations. Snacks can be purchased at the concession stand
60 Main Street-11743
Open: 8am to 5pm
Providing: Showers and charging stations
East Northport Service Center
319 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport
7 days: 10am – 8pm