Prepared for Nor’easter 2022

Winter Storm Kenan

January 29, 2022

LIVOAD: A program of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island

The LIVOAD (Long Island Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) has been communicating with County partners and the American Red Cross as we prepare for Winter Storm Kenan.

The American Red Cross is actively monitoring the situation. Please click here for Winter Storm preparedness tips and resources.

County Warming Locations & Centers

Nassau County has reported the following warming centers will remain open 24 hours a day until further notice:

Community Room Mitchell Field Administration Building in Uniondale 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., First Floor, Uniondale

Cantiague Park Administration Office  480 W. John Street, Hicksville

Wantagh Administration Building  1 King Road, Wantagh

The following warming/shelter options have been reported in Suffolk County:

 Town of Riverhead Anyone who needs shelter should call Riverhead PD at: (631) 727-4500

 Town of Shelter Island Warming center/shelter open as needed call Shelter Island PD: (631) 749-0600

 Town of Southold: Human Resource Center Open (1/29) until 5:00p 750 Pacific Street, Mattituck

 Town of Huntington: Dix Hills Ice Rink Open (1/29) until 12midnight .575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills

Individuals without access to heat should call 2-1-1.

Additional Resources

To report an outage to PSEG: Text OUT to PSEGLI at 773454 or visit:

To Report a Downed Power Line to PSEG call: 1-800-490-0075

American Red Cross: How to Get Help or call: 1-877-733-2767

American Red Cross Preparedness Guide:                                                                                                                                           

Nassau County OEM

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 Suffolk County OEM:

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NWS New York Tropical Page:

NWS New York Website:

NWS New York Summer DSS Website:

River Gauges and Forecasts:

NWS New York Facebook:

NWS New York Twitter:

Online Severe Weather Reporting:

PSEG Long Island is committed to working safely to restore potential power outages and provide excellent service 

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Jan. 28, 2022) – PSEG Long Island is prepared for the strong winds and heavy snow that may potentially hit the service area Friday night through Saturday.

Depending on how the storm tracks, snow accumulations could range between 6 and 20 inches. The forecast also predicts strong winds with the possibility of peak gusts of up to 65 mph – conditions that could break tree limbs, pull down wires and cause outages.

“PSEG Long Island continues to monitor this nor’easter, and we are prepared to respond,” said Michael Sullivan, vice president of Transmission & Distribution at PSEG Long Island. “We have performed system and logistic checks, and have additional personnel at the ready. However the storm tracks, our crews will safely restore any outages as quickly as these wintry conditions allow.”

More than 900 line workers, tree trimmers, surveyors and other utility personnel will be dedicated to the restoration on Saturday.

During this storm, PSEG Long Island may use an enhancement to its outage communications process to increase the accuracy of estimated times of restoration (ETRs). With this enhancement, customers contacting the Call Center early in the storm may receive an “Assessing Conditions” message rather than an ETR message. This will allow crews to assess storm impact first to provide more precise ETRs. For more information about this new process, visit

COVID-19-related storm processes remain in place to ensure the health and safety of employees and the public. To that end, we ask that customers remain in their homes when crews are working nearby. If customers must speak with our crews, we ask them to practice responsible “physical distancing” and remain at least 6 feet away. For more information about how PSEG Long Island continues to live up to its commitment to safety during the pandemic, please visit

Customers are asked to note the important storm safety tips below and to visit for additional storm preparation information.

Customer Safety:

  • Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Please stay away from them, and do not drive over or stand near them. It is best to maintain a distance of at least 30 feet from a downed power line. To report a downed wire, call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour electric service number at 800-490-0075 or call 911.
  • Electric current passes easily through water. If you encounter a pool of slush or standing water, stop, back up and choose another path. And remember, downed lines are not easy to see in snow.
  • Never use a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside your home, basement, or garage or less than 20 feet from any window, door, or vent. Use an extension cord that is more than 20 feet long to keep the generator at a safe distance.

Stay connected:

  • Download the PSEG Long Island mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
  • Report an outage and receive status updates by texting OUT to PSEGLI (773454). You can also report your outage through our app, our website at or with your voice using the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant app on your smartphone.
  • To report an outage or downed wire, call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number at 800-490-0075.
  • Follow PSEG Long Island on Facebook and Twitter to report an outage and for updates before, during and after the storm.
  • Visit PSEG Long Island’s MyPower map for the latest in outage info, restoration times and crew locations across Long Island and the Rockaways at

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