Winter weather emergency resources for the New York area

NEW YORK (WABC) -- When a winter storm approaches, everyone should prepare for worst-case scenarios.

Here are some official tips on what you may need:

- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- Battery-powered portable radio or NOAA Weather Radio to receive emergency information.
- 7 to 10 days' supply of food. High-energy food, such as dried fruit or candy, and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration is best. Also, stock an emergency supply of bottled water. The recommended amount is one gallon per person per day for 7 to 10 days.
- A one-week supply of essential medicines and baby items.
- First aid kit and supplies.
- Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
- Fire extinguisher and smoke detector - test regularly to ensure they are working properly.

Emergency contact resources for the New York area that you may need during the winter storm:

DISASTER RESPONSE AGENCIES:

American Red Cross - Winter Storm Preparedness

Insurance Information Institute - Disaster Preparedness

CONNECTICUT:
Official State Website

Bridgeport Storm Information

Town of Greenwich

New Haven Emergency Services

City of Norwalk Emergency Preparedness

City of Stamford

LONG ISLAND:

Nassau Co Emergency Management

Nassau and Suffolk Coastal Storm Surge Maps (Ocean and Sound Areas)

Suffolk Co Emergency Preparedness

NEW YORK CITY:

NYC OEM Winter Weather Preparedness

NEW YORK STATE:

NYS Winter Safety Tips

NEW JERSEY:

State of New Jersey Info

Bergen Co Resources

Essex Co Resources

Hudson Co Emergency Preparedness

Hunterdon Co Emergency Preparedness

Middlesex County main site

Monmouth Co Emergency Preparedness

Ocean Co Emergency Preparedness

Passaic Co Emergency Preparedness

Somerset Co Emergency Preparedness

Sussex County

Union Co Emergency Preparedness

Warren County

NORTHERN NY SUBURBS:

Dutchess Co Emergency Preparedness

Orange Co Emergency Management

Putnam Co Emergency Preparedness


Rockland Co. Emergency Preparedness

Sullivan Co Emergency Preparedness

Ulster Co Emergency Preparedness

Westchester Co Snow Guide

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REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Long Island Railroad

Metro-North Railroad

NYC Ferry Services

New Jersey Transit

Connecticut Commuter Rail (Shore Line East)

UTILITIES
Central Hudson: (845) 452-2700 or (800) 527-2714, or go to www.centralhudson.com

Con Edison: (800) 75-CONED (800-752-6633), or go to www.coned.com

PSEG-Long Island: (800) 490-0075, or go to www.psegliny.com

Long Island Power Authority: lipower.org

National Grid (upstate electric): (800) 867-5222, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

National Grid (upstate gas): (800) 642-4272, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

National Grid (metro area gas): (718) 643-4050, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

National Grid (Long Island gas): (800) 490-0045, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

Jersey Center Power and Light: Go to www.firstenergycorp.com

NYSEG (electric): (800) 572-1131, or go to NYSEG.com

NYSEG (gas): (800) 572-1121, or go to NYSEG.com

Orange & Rockland: (877) 434-4100, or go to oru.com

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

National Weather Svc - Upton LI

National Weather Svc - Mt Holly NJ

National Weather Svc - Albany NY

National Weather Svc - Binghamton NY

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