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As many battled the roadways in an attempt to get home before the worst of the storm, others headed out to their local grocery stores to stock up on the essentials before hunkering down for the night, CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported.

“When it snows on Long Island – to this magnitude – it is chaotic and insane,” shopper Cori Goldfarb said.

“We’re looking forward to a cozy night. We’re going cook and keep warm and enjoy each other’s company,” another shopper told McLogan.

Many schools let out early Tuesday in anticipation of the storm, CBS 2’s Gusoff reported.

PSEG Long Island, which took over responsibility for the area’s electric power on Jan. 1,  said it took numerous steps to prepare for any possible power outages, including:

  • Performing system checks on critical transmission and distribution equipment
  • Arranging for contractors, including tree crews, to assist the utility’s own skilled workforce
  • Performing logistics checks; ensuring availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies
  • Coordinating with county and municipal emergency management personnel to inform them of the preparation work, what to expect and how the utility will respond

Nassau County has 19 warming center locations that are available Tuesday.

Residents are encouraged to contact these facilities for hours of operation:

Glen Cove Senior Center – 130 Glen Street, Glen Cove (Transport available for City residents).  Tel: 516-759-9610

Long Beach Public Library – 111 W. Park Ave, Long Beach. Tel: 516-431-7200

Long Beach SCSC – Temple Beth-El, 570 West Walnut Street, Long Beach. Tel: 516-432-5555

Village of Massapequa Park – Court Room – 151 Front Street, Massapequa Park. Tel: 516-798-0244

TOB Ice Skating Center at Bethpage – 1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage. Tel: 516-433-7465

Massapequa Park SCSC – Our Lady of Lourdes School, 379 Linden Street, Massapequa Park. Tel: 516-797-5357

Life Enrichment Center @ Oyster Bay SCSC – 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. Tel: 516-922-1770

5 Towns Community Center – 270 Lawrence Ave, Lawrence. Tel: 516-239-6244

Salvation Army (Freeport) – 66 Church Street, Freeport. Tel: 516-378-4557

Bethel A.M.E. Church Roosevelt – 20 N. Main Street, Freeport. Tel: 516-377-4469

Franklin Square SCSC – Wesley United Methodist Church, 619 Fenworth Boulevard, Franklin Square. Tel: 516-481-3322

Hempstead SCSC – United Methodist Church, 40 Washington Ave., Hempstead. Tel: 516-565-1568

Hispanic Brotherhood Senior Program, 59 Clinton Ave, Rockville Centre. Tel: 516-766-6610

North Merrick SCSC – Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick. Tel: 516-71-8675

Oceanside SCSC – St. Anthony’s Catholic School – 80 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside. Tel: 516-764-9792

Great Neck SCSC – 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck. Tel: 516-487-0025

Herricks SCSC – Herricks Community Center, Herricks Road, New Hyde Park. Tel: 516-248-3135

Port Washington SCSC – St. Stephen’s Church, 9 Carlton Ave., Port Washington. Tel: 516-944-9654

Westbury Senior Center – 360 Post Avenue, Westbury. Tel: 516-334-5886

The county’s non-emergency hotline has also been activated. Residents with non-life threatening emergencies should dial 1-888-684-4274 for assistance.

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