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New York State Opens Disaster Recovery Center at Town Hall West – 401 Main Street

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Town Board have announced that representatives from New York State’s Office of Emergency Management will open a disaster recovery center at Town Hall West – 401 Main Street – in Islip today, at noon, in Room 130 of Town Hall West. The disaster recovery staff will be on hand to provide helpful information and offer assistance to residents who are facing challenges in the wake of this week’s historic and record-breaking rainfall. The disaster recovery center will be open at the following hours:

  • Friday, August 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17  - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22 -  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Representatives from the following state agencies will be available to serve residents: American Red Cross, Office of Mental Health, Department of Health, Local Social Services, Office of Children and Family Services, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and Department of Financial Services. This will be a one-stop shop for any resident looking for help.

Town of Islip staff will continue to be available to address residents’ concerns. Residents looking for guidance through the disaster recovery process can call the Town’s Office of Emergency Management at (631) 595-3595.

Islip Town Forges Ahead in Recovery After Historic Rainfall

All Town Roadways Now Open and Passable

Islip, NY – More than 300 Town of Islip employees worked 37 consecutive hours to rehabilitate an estimated 400 miles of Town roadways that suffered severe flooding damage as a result of Wednesday’s historic record-breaking storm that dropped 13.2 inches of rain in just hours. Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Town Board have reported that all Town of Islip roadways are now open and passable.

“Employees from various departments worked together for the common goal of getting dangerous water off Town roadways to ensure safe passage for all in a safe and timely manner,” said Supervisor Croci. “Crews worked around the clock since the storm first hit and we commend each and every one for a job well done.”

In addition to pumping roads with excessive water, Town crews also identified 14 sinkholes located in various hamlets throughout Islip Town, which were immediately assessed for safety and subsequently secured. Sinkholes and damaged roadways will be further assessed and repaired accordingly as soon as possible.

To report flooding, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 631-595-3595.


Supervisor Croci Joined by Senator Schumer, Babylon Supervisor Schaffer to Reiterate Government Support

 Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci today joined US Senator Charles Schumer and Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer at a press conference on Garner and Manatuck Lanes in Bay Shore, where significant road damage caused by severe flooding from Wednesday’s historic rainfall, occurred. Senator Schumer pledged his commitment to providing both Islip and Babylon Towns assistance in securing support from the federal government, while Supervisors Croci and Schaffer reiterated their continued support to residents facing damages.

Senator Schumer further assured the public that FEMA representatives will be on hand as early as Friday to tally the damage facing all Long Islanders, especially in Islip and Babylon, and will offer every possible means of support. FEMA will allocate individual funding if the total damage from the storm is above $25 million. State and local agencies are also standing by to offer financial support.

“We are extremely grateful to our partners at the State and Federal level, and I’m sure that we will continue to work together as we recover from this disaster,” said Supervisor Croci.

Pictured (left to right): Supervisor Rich Schaffer; Senator Charles Schumer; Supervisor Tom Croci assess damage to local roadways.


Important Phone Numbers to use During Recovery Process from Historical Rainfall

Islip, NY – As recovery continues in the aftermath of the historic storm that pummeled Islip Town with a record-breaking 13 inches of rain, Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Town Board encourage residents to contact the appropriate agencies for assistance, including the New York State Department of Financial Services that today, August 14, has a mobile help unit at Town Hall West, 401 Main Street, Islip, until 8:00 p.m.  For more information about NYS Financial Services please click here. Staff from the state are on hand to provide assistance to homeowners, business owners and renters, in assessing what funding might be available for flood-damaged homes and goods.

The Town's Emergency Operations Center can be reached at 631-595-3595, for any flood-related questions and concerns.  Other important phone numbers to know are:

FEMA (federal flood assistance); 1-800-621-3362
NYS Department of Financial Services; 1-800-339-1759
NYS Office of Emergency Management; 1-518-457-2200
Suffolk Office of Emergency Management; 1-631-852-4900
Suffolk Price Gauging; 1-800-909-5423
PSEG (power outages and electrical matters); 1-800-490-0075
National Grid (natural gas); 1-800-490-0045
American Red Cross; 631-924-6700
American Red Cross; (Spanish Speaking); 1-800-257-7575

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