Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

As skies darkened Sunday, Huntington residents were out and about.

Some stores were packed, while a handful of gas stations were reporting shortages, as Huntington residents prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Fishermen were trying their luck at West Neck Beach and a few hardy walkers arrived to stroll the sands before the winds picked up.

Around Huntington, several homeowners were making last minute fixes. A drive south on Park Avenue showed roof repairs going on at least three homes. Others were cutting their grass or bagging leaves.

A Gulf gas station said it was out of all gas except super, though a delivery truck arrived late in the afternoon, and two others on Jericho Turnpike said Saturday they expected to run out of fuel. They were both open Sunday, however.

At least two businesses in downtown Huntington had taped their windows against wind damage.

Print these phone numbers out and keep them nearby, in case power goes out and you cannot get online to find this list again.


  • 911 (Do not call the emergency line just to ask for information.)



  • Starting at 5 p.m. Sunday,  residents can contact the Town for emergencies at 271-6573.
  • Highway Hotline at 499-0444


  • American Red Cross of Suffolk County: 631-924-6700
  • Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management: 631-852-4900, http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov
  • NYS Insurance Department: 1-800-342-3736


  • Long Island Rail Road: 718-217-5477
  • Suffolk County Transit (Bus): 631-852-5200
  • Orange & White Taxi, (631) 271-3600
  • Universal Taxi, (631) 470-8085


  • Long Island Power Authority: 1-800-490-0075 (to report downed power lines or electrical emergency)
  • National Grid: 1-800-490-0045 (emergency gas safety service)
  • Suffolk County Water Authority (24-Hour Repairs): 631-665-0663
  • Cablevision: 516-364-8400


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