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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Hempstead Town Readies for Fall Nor’easter–Coastal Storm Expected to Bring Heavy Rain & Strong Winds

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With a nor’easter making its way to Long Island, Supervisor Don Clavin has mobilized the Town’s storm response team and is reminding residents of important resources and tips as the coastal storm is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to America’s largest township from Monday through Wednesday.

 With over 1,200 miles of roadways within the Town of Hempstead, workers are conducting storm preparation working, clearing drains, fueling response vehicles and priming equipment in anticipation of storm-related damage. In addition, boats are being secured at town marinas. Supervisor Clavin made today’s announcement with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilmen Bruce Blakeman, Anthony D’Esposito, Dennis Dunne Sr., Thomas Muscarella, Christopher Carini, Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll.

 According to the National Weather Service, the coastal storm is expected to bring anywhere between two and four inches of rain, along with winds that could be as high as 40 miles per hour. The storm is projected to make its way to Long Island later on Monday into Wednesday morning.

 Visit hempsteadny.gov or check the Town of Hempstead Facebook Page and Twitter (@HempsteadTown) for updates. Report downed trees, particularly those obstructing town roads, by calling 516-489-5000 during regular hours 9 to 4:45 or after hours, please call Public Safety at 516-538-1900. Please note that if utility lines are involved, the town cannot remove the trees until given an all-clear by the utility companies for safety reasons.

“Our dedicated CSEA Local 880 workforce will be at the ready to respond to fallen trees and storm-related issues,” Clavin said. “As this storm approaches, monitor all weather reports, take all safety precautions and stay safe.”

Important Phone Numbers and Websites

Town of Hempstead

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management

  •  (516) 573-9600

PSEG Long Island

  • (800) 490-0075 (Report Outages)
  • (800) 490-0025
  • Text “OUT” to 773454 to report outages or visit psegliny.com/outages

National Grid

  • (800) 930-5003
  • (800) 490-0045

Nassau County Police

  • (516) 573-8800
  • In an emergency, dial 911

American Red Cross

  •  (516) 747-3500


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