NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Commissioner Jerome M. Hauer announced Sunday that the state’s Hurricane Sandy Helpline is operational for New York state residents in anticipation of the storm’s landfall.
Residents can call 1–888-769-7243 or 518-485-1159 for information about preparing for the hurricane and its impact. Information will also be available for referrals to CountyEmergency Management Offices and American Red Cross Shelters and road closures. Language translation services are also available by request.
“As part of our overall plan to prepare for Hurricane Sandy, we have set up this helpline to ensure that state residents will receive accurate and reliable information during the storm and its aftermath,” Commissioner Hauer stated, “In addition, I encourage residents to monitor television, radio and social media for the latest storm updates and related instructions.”
Updates via cellphone and computer are also available from NY ALERT, New York state’s All-Hazards…
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