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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Supervisor Clavin Mobilizes Town Crews in Anticipation of Heavy Snowfall, Cold Temps, High Winds

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With the potential for heavy snowfall, cold temperatures and high winds this weekend, Supervisor Don Clavin – working with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne Sr., Councilman Chris Carini, Councilman Tom Muscarella, Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver Jeanine Driscoll – is mobilizing Hempstead Town’s Snow Response Team. Snow crews are currently gassing up plows, prepping response vehicles and gearing up equipment ahead of this storm, as early forecasts report our region receiving anywhere from a few inches to more than a foot. Supervisor Clavin urged residents to stock up on food and supplies early, as they may be stuck at home on Saturday. 

“While it is too early to predict exactly how much snowfall our area will receive, the Town of Hempstead is preparing as if we are receiving the brunt of this winter storm,” stated Supervisor Clavin. “Town crews are preparing now, and we strongly urge residents to do the same. There’s still plenty of time to run to the grocery store, pick up a shovel and stock up on essential supplies to ride out what could be a very powerful storm.”

With hundreds of pieces of equipment and more than 40,000 tons of salt on hand, the town’s snow response team is more than ready to cover over 1,200 miles of Hempstead Town roadways and over 130 town parking lots. CSEA Local 880 workers are actively preparing trucks, checking plows and loading salt in preparation for the snowfall. 

 To encourage individual and community safety, Town of Hempstead residents are urged to take steps to prepare their households: 

  • Stock up on essentials - like milk, bread and eggs - to avoid driving during the storm
  • Fill your vehicle’s gas tank and keep an emergency jumper cable kit handy
  • Keep medication and first-aid kits available
  • Keep shovels, scrapers and rock salts in accessible areas
  • Bring all pets indoors
  • Check on the safety of elderly family and neighbors before the storm 

For emergencies, please call 911. To report snow-related issues on town roads, please call (516) 489-6000 or submit a report online at hempsteadtown.com/storm

“We encourage residents to prepare their households and check in on elderly neighbors and family members to make sure they have food, supplies and heat during the storm,” concluded Supervisor Clavin. “We also ask residents to stay off the roads during the storm so our crews can do their jobs safely and efficiently.”

Residents are encouraged to keep the following emergency information on hand:

Town of Hempstead

(516) 489-5000

General – www.Hempsteadny.gov

Storm Response – https://hempsteadtown.com/storm/

 

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management  

(516) 573-9600

www.nassaucountyny.gov

 

PSEG Long Island

(800) 490-0075 (Report Outages)

(800) 490-0025

Text “OUT” to 773454 to report outages or visit www.psegliny.com/outages

www.psegliny.com

 

National Grid

(800) 930-5003

(800) 490-0045

 

Nassau County Police

(516) 573-8800

 

American Red Cross

(516) 747-3500 

www.redcross.org/local/new-york/greater-new-york

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