As area residents struggle with electrical outages, a lack of heat and no hot water in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Hempstead Town is continuing efforts to assist those impacted by the crippling effects of the storm. Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that 13 warming centers and a shower location are available to provide relief to storm-impacted neighbors.
The following locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as warming centers:
- Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 North Grand Avenue, Baldwin
- Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore
- Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Road, Elmont
- Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square
- Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream
- Levittown Senior Center, 555 Newbridge Road, Levittown
- Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt
- Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury
- Uniondale/Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale
- Uniondale/Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale
- Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh
- Merrick Road Golf Course Clubhouse, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick
- Echo Park Pool, 399 Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead
In addition, Echo Park Indoor Pool and Athletic Complex, located at 399 Nassau Boulevard in West Hempstead will be accessible to residents seeking warm showers. The facility will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“In times of crisis, it’s important for people to ‘pull together’ and assist one another,” stated Murray. “Offering a warm place to stay during the day and shower facilities is just one way we can offer some basic comfort and address hygiene needs of neighbors.”
Hempstead Town employees have been working, since the storm strike to assist residents. Over 1,500 downed trees have been cleared away by town workers, sanitation personnel have worked additional shifts and weekends, the town has loaned a mobile command center to Long Beach to serve as a temporary police headquarters and employees have staffed two food/water distribution points (one at Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore and a second at Oceanside Park in Oceanside). Further, the town has requested a school property tax payment deadline extension for those impacted by the storm from the Governor.
The warming centers and shower facility will be open to those affected by the storm, commencing Monday, November 5th.