FEMA to aid Nassau County residents and business owners
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LIPA works on restoring power
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) said it continues to make progress iwith its restoraion efforts. Officials said the utility is working around the clock and will be working daily to restore service. Additional critical support resources with off-Island linemen and tree trimmers a continue to arrive also.
In the meantime, we realize that many of our customers are without heat. As temperatures drop, we urge you to please use caution. If you are cold, consider finding shelter elsewhere. To find a shelter near you, text SHELTER and your zip code to #43362 (4FEMA). Or, you can reach the American Red Cross at 1-877-733 -2767.
Grateful for corporate donations
Several large corporations such as Walmart, Lowe's and Sam's Club have delivered a large amount of supplies to Nassau County's Bethpage command center.
Walmart sent glucometers to test blood sugar in diabetics, hand sanitizer, tissues, paper towels, batteries and personal hygiene will be delivered from there to hurricane shelters throughout Nassau County.
Since Sunday, nine shelters operated by Nassau County and the American Red Cross have been opened to residents who were in need of assistance. They have been providing food and shelter to thousands of homeowners from throughout the county, especially those along coastal areas who fled the hurricane force floods and winds.