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Red Cross Opens Hurricane Shelters in Greater New York

nyc red cross prepares for shelter openings for hurricane sandy
Tide and the American Red Cross realize that little things—like clean clothes—can make a big difference to those who have lost the comforts of home.

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are expected to be felt in our area as early as tonight, to be followed over the next few days by high winds, teeming rain and the possibility of snow.

In anticipation of Sandy making landfall in our area, the American Red Cross opened shelters in our area:

Suffolk County

•Hampton Bays High School – 88 Argonne Avenue Hampton Bays

•Sachem East High School -177 Granny Road Farmingville

•Brentwood High School Sonderling Bldg. – 52 Third Avenue Brentwood

•Eastport South Manor Jr. and Senior High School – 543 Moriches Island Road, Manorville

Nassau County

•Nassau Community College – P Building – located at 1 Education Drive in Garden City East

•Levittown Memorial – 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown

•Locust Valley High School – 99 Horse Hollow Road in Locust Valley

•SUNY Old Westbury – 223 Shore Hill Road in Old Westbury

•West Hempstead High School — 400 Nassau Road, West Hempstead

•Glen Cove High School — 150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove

•Farmingdale High School – 150 Lincoln Street, Farmingdale

Westchester County

•Lincoln High School – 375 Kneeland Ave. – Westchester

•Albert Leonard Middle School – 25 Gerada Lane – New Rochelle

•Port Chester High School – 1 Tamarack Road – Rye Brooke

•Boys & Girls Club – 351 East Main St – Mount Kisco

Greenwich, C.T.

•Eastern Middle School – 51 Hendrie Avenue – Greenwich, Conn.

The Red Cross expects to open more shelters throughout Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley as the storm approaches our area.

New York City

•Shelters in New York City are operated by the City. For more information, please call 311 or visit

Stay in touch with loved ones

Consider registering yourself at the Red Cross Safe and Well website. This is a central location for people in disaster areas in the U.S. to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. It helps provide displaced families with relief and comfort during a stressful time. Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is accessible in both English and Spanish.

Download the free Red Cross Hurricane and First Aid apps

Have safety and first aid information at your fingertips. The hurricane app features weather alerts, information on open Red Cross shelters, a toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light and alarm and a one-touch “I’m Safe” button that lets someone use social media outlets to let family and friends know they are okay. It’s also available in Spanish just by changing the smart phone setting to Spanish before downloading the app. The apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.

Know what to do before, during, and after the storm

Get for information about hurricane preparation, as well as what to do during and after the storm here.

The Red Cross expects this to be a large, costly relief response across several states, one that continues for several days, and we need your help now. To donate, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your gift enables the Red Cross to get prepared and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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