Know Your Risk and What to Do
Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.
radio and NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, batteries, flashlights, and other items that
will allow you to get by for 3 days after a hurricane hits.
Prepare Your Home before the Storm
As the Storm Approaches
information and be prepared to act quickly.
Evacuate if You:
If You Are Told to Evacuate:
If You Cannot Evacuate and Are Staying in Your Home:
downstairs only if you are not in a flood prone or storm surge area.
storm will resume.
Immediately After the Storm:
Be Prepared to:
Standing water may be electrically charged from power lines.
instructions and standard electrical code.
The Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management (FRES) has a wealth of information to help you and your family prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, including sheltering information, preparedness plans, weather information, and more. Visit:
FRES has expanded the Special Needs Registry into a county-wide registry for ALL residents to include those with special and/or functional medical needs. This secured encrypted registry is voluntary and free. It is designed to assist first responders and emergency planners in identifying those residents that may need assistance in evacuating and special sheltering during an emergency so that they may develop the necessary plans. It will also aid emergency planners in the development of shelter plans for those residents with Special and Functional Medical Needs, while enhancing communication to the end user and there emergency contacts.
To register, go to Suffolk County’s webpage:
The Suffolk County Smart911 Registry.