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Sandy Updates for Town of Babylon Residents

Here are the latest changes and information regarding Town services.

Local government officials have announced the following updates, concerning services within the Town of Babylon.

Important Electrical Inspection Information for Residents in the Flood Zone:

Residents south of Montauk Highway in the Town of Babylon should call 631-957-7466 to schedule an electrical inspection. 
The Town of Babylon has deployed electrical inspectors to all homes in the flood zone to inspect each home's electrical system. This is necessary to protect public safety and homes when LIPA is capable of re-energizing. Click here for detailed information about the process.

Warming Stations

There are a number of warming stations available throughout the Town of Babylon. This list will be updated as more information comes in.

Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst 
Daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. until further notice 

Babylon Town Hall Annex, 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon 
24 hours until further notice 

Copiague Public Library, 50 Deauville Blvd., Copiague 
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Lindenhurst Public Library, 1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst 
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

St. Joseph’s Parish, 39 North Carll Ave., Babylon 
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

West Babylon Public Library, 211 Route 109, West Babylon 
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

National Grid Recovery Information
Click here for information from National Grid about their recovery efforts.

Incoming Storm
Residents are urged to take the expected storm seriously, as it will have potentially serious effects. There is the possibility of flooding in low-lying areas, as well as high winds. Please exercise caution.

Garbage and Debris Collection 
Encon, the Town's residential garbage collection contractor, will be doing regular garbage pickup today. They will also be collecting as much storm debris as they can. Please be aware that they may not be able to take ALL of your debis at once, since all debris may not fit in their trucks. Larger items will be taken throughout the coming days and weeks. We ask for your patience during this period while Encon works as quickly as they can to collect all debris. 

FEMA 
Anyone inquiring about FEMA aid should first contact their homeowners and flood insurance companies. They can then register with FEMA through their website at disasterassistance.gov or calling them directly at 1-800-621-3362. 

FEMA will be stationed at the Dennison Building in Hauppauge today from 12 noon to 7pm. They will also be at Nassau Community College (1 Education Way, Garden City) every day from 8am to 8pm until further notice. 

Shelter Information 
All residents in need of shelter should be encouraged to go to the shelter at Robert Frost Middle School (450 Half Hollow Road, Deer Park). 

DEC – Oil or Gas spills 
Any resident with an oil or gas spill issue, or concerns about damaged or leaking equipment, should call the NYS DEC at 1-800-457-7362. They will tell residents what steps they should take. 

Charging Stations 
OPEN daily this week from 8am-9pm - Babylon Town Hall (200 E Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst) will have cell phone charging stations open to the public. It will also have WiFi connections. 

The Babylon Town Hall Annex (281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon) remains open 24 hours a day as a safe haven and charging station. 

Shower Facilities 
Hot showers are available at Phelps Lane Pool (151 Phelps Lane in North Babylon) daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please bring your own towel and supplies, as well as flip flops, if you have them. 

Changes in Polling Places on Election Day 
The following changes have been made to polling places in the Town due to the effects of the storm: 
If your polling place is the Oak Beach Community Center (Oak Beach Road, Oak Beach), you will vote at the Paul J. Bellew School (25 Higbie Ln, West Islip). 
If your polling place is Deer Park Senior High (Falcon Pl., Deer Park), you will vote at JFK Intermediate School (101 Lake Ave., Deer Park). 
If your polling place is May Moore Elementary (Central Ave., Deer Park), you will vote at JFK Intermediate School (101 Lake Ave., Deer Park). 
If your polling place is the Harding Avenue Elementary School (Harding Ave., Lindenhurst), you will vote at Edward W. Bower Elementary School (315 West Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst). 

Public Contact Numbers 
LIPA - 1-800-490-0075 
National Grid - 1-800-490-0045 
Red Cross - (631) 423-0307 
NYS DEC (to report an oil spill) - 1-800-457-7362 
Town of Babylon - 311 or 957-TOWN (957-8696) 

Important Websites 
Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov/ 
American Red Cross on Long Island - http://www.nyredcross.org/?nd=long_island 
FEMA - http://www.fema.gov/ 

Updates are also available on our Twitter and Facebook pages: 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/townofbabylon 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/babylontown.ny

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