Red Cross Shelters open this evening-November 7, 2012:
North Babylon High School-1 Phelps Lane, North Babylon
Village Green Center-423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY
St Joseph’s College-155 West Roe Blvd, (Sunrise and Waverly Rd.) Patchogue, NY
Sachem Central Teachers Association (Formally known as the Sachem Central District Office)-245 Union Ave., Holbrook, NY
William Floyd High School-240 Mastic Beach Rd., Mastic Beach, NY
Pet Friendly Shelter (Pets only)
North Babylon Fire Department-20 Hale Rd, North Babylon, NY
Carbon Monoxide Dangers (please see attached brochure)
Sandy has caused power outages that may prompt people to utilize devices which that produce carbon monoxide (CO), an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that is highly poisonous.
Take the following precautions to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:
• Do not burn charcoal or gas grills inside a house, garage, vehicle, tent or fireplace.
• Portable generators can produce high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) very quickly.
• ALWAYS locate the unit outdoors on a dry surface, away from doors, windows, vents and air conditioning equipment that could allow CO to come indoors.
• NEVER use a generator indoors, including in homes, garages, basements, crawl spaces, or other enclosed or partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation.
• Follow instructions that come with the generator.
• If you start to feel sick, dizzy or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT DELAY. If you have a poisoning emergency, call 1-800-222-1222 and you will be directed to the nearest poison control center. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911 immediately.
Important FEMA Information
What Information Do I Need to Apply?
Whether applying online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov from your computer or smartphone, or over the phone through a FEMA call center, you should have a pen and paper and the following information ready:
• Your Social Security number
• Current and pre-disaster address
• A telephone number where you can be contacted
• Insurance information
• Total household annual income
• A routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account) Lookup your bank routing number.
• A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster
After you've completed your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number. Write down this number and keep it for future reference.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: In order to be eligible for FEMA Rental Assistance you must answer “yes” to wanting to relocate. Note, relocation can be many things, including placing a trailer on your own property for temporary housing.
FEMA Disaster Assistance Centers-additional center information to follow
FEMA representatives are on hand to assist residents in filling out FEMA applications, answer any questions and provide lists of resources. There are also Small Business representatives available in these offices to assist residents and businesses.
H. Lee Dennison-100 Vet’s Highway, Hauppauge, NY-9:00-7:00pm
WARNING: FEMA interviewers who come to assess damage will NOT ask personal questions, such as social security number or bank account number, or other questions applicants would have already answered when applying for assistance. If anyone asks these kinds of questions, the individual is NOT FEMA. FEMA agents will carry official credentials on badges.
Suffolk County Small Business Assistance
Small businesses needing recovery assistance should contact the Suffolk County Department of Labor (SCDOL) at (631) 853 – 6600. Through the SCDOL and Department of Economic Development & Planning, the County is hosting Small Business Assistance Recovery Centers at SCDOL offices in Hauppauge and Riverhead beginning on Wednesday, 11/7. Hours: North County Complex-9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. & Riverhead SCDOL 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.