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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Hempstead Town Prepares for Incoming Storm

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As Hempstead Town prepares for heavy rains and powerful winds, Supervisor Don Clavin has mobilized the town’s Storm Response Team. Crews are fueling vehicles, prepping equipment and clearing storm drains in anticipation of coastal flooding, downed trees and other hazardous situations. 

“We warn residents not to underestimate this storm – we are anticipating long periods of steady rain and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour,” stated Supervisor Clavin. “Residents, particularly those in low-lying areas, could experience flooding and dangerous driving conditions. What’s more, there is also the potential for power outages.”

As the storm will continue Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, Supervisor Clavin urged residents to ride out the storm at home.

Town officials also offered the following information to help residents impacted by the storm:

  • Check the town website for program, transportation, and meeting cancellations. Use the “Alert Sign Up” button on our home page or visit to sign up to receive important email notifications.  
  • Visit and follow the Town of Hempstead on Facebook and X (formerly known as Twitter) at @hempsteadtown
  • Visit for a roadway jurisdiction map and contact details for roads maintained by the state, county, and villages.
  • Use our Storm Response Form at to notify us of hazardous town roadway conditions. 
  • Report potholes on town roadways to our Highway Department by calling (516) 489-5000, ext. 3471.
  • Report a gas emergency immediately by calling National Grid Long Island at (800) 490-0045 or 911. 
  • Report an electrical outage or downed wires at, (800) 490-0075, or text OUT to PSEGLI (773454).
  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) aids income-eligible households with home heating needs. Contact the Nassau County Department of Social Services at (516) 227-8519 for details.
  • Residents of rental apartments may contact the Nassau County Health Department at (516) 227-9715 for heat complaints.
  • PSEG Long Island Mobile App:  
    1. Download the App from to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
  • PSEG Long Island’s Customer Service: 
    1. Customers may call 1-800-490-0075 to report downed wires or power outages.
  •  Outage Map: 
    1. This can be found at  and displays outages in the service territory, as well as estimated restoration times. 
  • MyAlerts Text Messaging: 
    1. PSEG Long Island’s text message service can be used to report and receive status updates on an outage. This requires an account number for a one-time registration, so it’s best to register before an issue arises. To register, text REG to PSEGLI (773454) or visit the "My Account" section of the website at Once registered, to report an outage, simply text OUT to PSEGLI (773454).




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