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Nassau County Opens Warming Centers 24/7 as Arctic Blast Hits Long Island

Written by Chris Boyle  |  11. January 2022

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman together with Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jen DeSena, Glen Cove Mayor Pam Panzenbeck, Asst. Chief Fire Marshall James Hickey, OEM Deputy Commissioner Rich Corbett, Department of Social Services Bureau Chief Rudy Carmenaty, and Acting Parks Commissioner Mike D’Ambrosio, announced the opening of warming centers as Nassau is hit with an arctic blast. 
 
The local officials worked together to ensure several centers will be available for residents throughout the day and night to ensure no one is left out in the cold. 
 
“Freezing cold temperatures coming to Long Island pose a serious threat to the health and safety of our residents” Blakeman said. “Our warming centers will be open 24/7 to anyone
who may need them so that no Nassau resident is stuck out in the cold.”
 
Weather forecasters are currently predicting temperatures to drop below 20 degrees for the next few days, with a wind chill making it feel even colder. Blakeman noted, he then
announced the warming centers will open for county residents starting at 6 PM tonight, and will stay open through Wednesday, at this time.
 
Nassau County will also have resources on hand to provide any mental health services residents may need, and programs available for the homeless. If residents see someone who may need shelter overnight, please call the Nassau County Winter Homeless Hotline 1-866-WARMBED (1-866-927-6233)
 
The county facilities listed below will remain open until Wednesday 1/12/22 or until further notice. 
 
Cantiague Park Administration Office - 480 W John St, Hicksville, NY
Open 24/7
Conference Room
 
Wantagh Administration Building - 1 King Rd, Wantagh, NY
Open 24/7
Community Room
 
Mitchel Field Administration Building - 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Uniondale, NY
Open 24/7
First Floor

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