Islip Town Supervisor Offers Precautions for Prolonged Frigid Temperatures

Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is offering preparedness tips to residents to help them stay warm during the frigid temperatures that have been projected to remain in our region through the end of this week and into the next. Temperature highs have been forecast not to exceed 20°F, with overnight lows expected in the teens and single digits.

“The senior population, as well as the frail elderly, are particularly vulnerable during extreme cold temperatures. I encourage residents to take the necessary precautions and share this information with loved ones who may be at risk,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

Homeowners should be sure to insulate all water supply lines that run through unheated areas such as basements, attics, garages, crawl spaces and exterior walls. Additionally, Town of Islip residents should be aware that both frostbite and hypothermia will be concerns during this time, with the elderly and homeless at a higher risk.

The Supervisor is reminding residents who need shelter during the bitter cold, to take advantage of Suffolk County’s Department of Social Services Safe Beds program, that activates when air temperatures are at or below, 32°F (wind chill included). Sheltering assistance and food pantries are available from Monday – Friday during the hours of 8 AM – 3 PM, at the following walk-in centers:

•  2 S. Second St., Deer Park, 631-854-6600
•  80 Middle Country Rd., Coram, 631-854-2300
•  200 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, 631-853-8714
•  893 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-852-3500

Those in need of assistance after 3 PM, on weekends, or on holidays, can call the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Emergency Services Unit at 631-854-9100.

 

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