A tropical storm watch was issued Sunday night for Long Island by the National Weather Service as Isaias, once a hurricane, moves up the East Coast. The storm is predicated to arrive Tuesday evening and last through Wednesday morning. It is expected to bring heavy rain of 2 to 4 inches and sustained winds of 35 to 45 mph. A storm surge of up to 2 feet is expected in some areas with moderate flooding and even a possible isolated tornado.
Please be cautious and remember:
- In an EMERGENCY, call 911. For fire and medical emergencies only, you can also call the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department at 516-569-4411.
- Avoid unnecessary outdoor activities. Falling tree limbs and other wind-blown debris can cause serious injuries or death. The safest place to weather the storm is indoors.
- Remove any loose objects outside, such as lawn furniture, planters, portable BBQ’s and empty garbage cans, to a safer location or secure them.
- If you lose power call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Emergency number: 1-800-490-0075 or text “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454).
- Any downed wire should be treated as though it is a live wire. Therefore, do not approach or drive over it, or touch anything it’s contacting.
- Report a downed wire immediately to 911 or call PSEG at 1-800-490-0075. Do not text or email PSEG for downed wires. Doing that only slows down the response.
- For downed trees or obstacles blocking the road, call the Village at 516-295-5770. We will keep the phone line staffed until the storm passes.
- Charge all smartphones before the storm.
- Prepare flashlights and batteries in case you lose power. Avoid using candles for light, but if you must, never leave them unattended.
- NEVER run gas powered generators indoors. The exhaust fumes are toxic. Generators should only be operated outdoors in a well-ventilated area.
- Freeze water in plastic bottles or Ziploc bags. Filling all unused space in your freezer this way will help keep food from spoiling if you lose power.
To avoid flood damage to cars, Mayor Benjamin Weinstock and the Village Board welcome all of our residents in the low-lying areas to park their vehicles behind Village Hall. Please make sure to leave a note on the dashboard, stating your name and address and “PARKED DUE TO POSSIBLE FLOODING CONDITIONS”.