The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the county’s response to natural and man-made disasters. OEM personnel are responsible for development of the Comprehensive All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan, the operation of the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and work with local, state, and federal officials in all aspects of shelter management, planning, resource management, and emergency response and recovery activities.
Click on the images below to learn how to prepare for an emergency and about resources in Suffolk County to aid residents during an emergency.
How to Report an Emergency
For fire and medical emergencies, please dial 911. If you believe that you have been exposed to biological, chemical or radiological agent, or if you believe an intentional threat will occur please contact local emergency responders by calling 911. Dial "911" only for life-threatening emergencies. Do not dial "911" for information. Dial "852-COPS" for non-emergency Police calls in Suffolk County.
HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION DURING AND AFTER AN EMERGENCY
To get more information during and after an emergency, listen to your local television and radio broadcasts. If needed, contact local authorities such as the police, emergency management office, or health department. Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency. For a list of emergency contact telephone numbers including 10 towns in Suffolk County, Utilities, County Agencies, Transportation and Emergency Management please click on here: Telephone numbers and websites that can be useful in an emergency.
PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS
Click here to view the: PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS web page. The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will Provide Instructions and Information for Suffolk County Residents on this web page as needed during Significant Emergencies Events.
Non-Emergency Contact Information:
You may want to report the situation to our county or state offices of emergency management or health departments. Their phone numbers are:
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO "SHELTER IN PLACE"
Close all windows and doors
Turn off all ventilation systems
Turn on radio or television
Click here to learn more about Sheltering In Place.
IF YOU ARE TOLD TO RELOCATE/EVACUATE
Take your disaster supplies kit with you
Secure your home
Plan ahead - you may not be able to bring your pets with you. Click here to learn about caring for pets in an emergency.
Click here to learn more about Evacuation.
REMEMBER: BEFORE PROCEEDING TO A SHELTER, LISTEN TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO OR TV STATION FIRST.
In the event of an emergency, the media will be notified as to which shelter will open and what times.