TIPS AND RESOURCES: Coping with Sandy's Aftermath
Hurricane Sandy may have left the area, but her effects are still being felt in the tri-state area. Here are some helpful resources and tips to keep in mind:


Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday that, starting Friday, New Yorkers whose homes or business were damaged in the storm can call 855-NYS-SANDY for help.

Call 911 for true emergencies

Call 311 or text 311-692 for lesser emergencies, such as downed trees and power lines

American Red Cross:

FEMA: or (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

To request Federal Disaster Assistance, call 1-800-621-3361, or visit

For more information, please visit the NYC Severe Weather homepage at:

Food distribution points have been set up in all five boroughs, for more information see the list of locations.



To report a power loss, contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (26633) or online at

There are power outages in Woodrow, Wainwright, and Fresh Kills sections of Staten Island, and from East 39th Street to the lower tip of Manhattan.

Con Edison purposefully shut down power in some areas NYC



Connecticut Light & Power: or 800-286-2000.

United Illuminating Company: or 1-800-722-5584


New Jersey has issued boil water advisories for 12 municipalities where the water may not be safe to drink:


·         Atlantic City MUA

·         New Brunswick Water Department

·         Independence MUA - Highland System, Warren County

·         Fortesque

·         Ship Bottom

·         Cedar Bonnet Island

·         United Water Sunset Ridge, Vernon Township

·         United Water Highlands Lakes, Vernon Township

·         United Water Predmore, Vernon Township

·         United Water Sammis, Vernon Township

·         United Water Woodridge Wantage

·         Brant Beach

Tap water that has not been boiled may be used for showering, bathing, shaving and washing, so long as care is taken not to swallow or allow water in the eyes or nose or mouth.


Limited commuter rail service has been restored to the Metro-North and LIRR. Metro-North has restored limited service on the Lower Harlem Line from Grand Central to North White Plains, and on the New Haven line from Grand Central to Stamford. All other lines remain suspended.


-- Service is running on an hourly schedule between Jamaica and Penn Station, leaving from Jamaica at 10 minutes past the hour, and from Penn Station at 52 minutes past the hour.

--The Lower Harlem line has been restored on an hourly schedule.

-- Ronkonkoma and Penn Station will be restored on an hourly schedule for Thurs. AM rush (

-- Port Washington: Limited hourly service between Great Neck and Penn Station restored (

--LIRR will restore hourly service between Great Neck and Penn Station for AM rush.

-- Babylon Branch: Suspended

-- Port Jefferson Branch: Suspended

-- Montauk Branch: Suspended

-- Hempstead Branch: Suspended

-- Long Beach: Suspended

-- Far Rockaway: Suspended

-- Oyster Bay Branch: Suspended

-- West Hempstead: Suspended

Limited service to fourteen of 23 subway lines will be restored tomorrow. Here are the details:


--See this map of the current lines that will be running Thursday at 6 a.m.--

1: Local between 242nd Street (Bronx) and Times Square-42nd Street.

2: Between 241st Street and Times Square, with express service between 96th St and Times Square.

3: Suspended.

4: Two sections making all local stops: Between Woodlawn and Grand Central and between Borough Hall and New Lots Avenue

5: Express in Brooklyn between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.

6: Local between Pelham Bay Park and Grand Central

7 : Suspended.

42nd Shuttle: Normal service

A : Two sections making all local stops: Between 168th Street and Penn Station, Between Jay Street/MetroTech and Lefferts Blvd. Connection at MetroTech to buses into Manhattan. No service to and from Aqueduct and the Rockaways.

B and C: Suspended.

D: Two sections: Between 205th Street (Bronx) and 34th Street making all local stops; In Brooklyn, between Atlantic Avenue and Bay Parkway

E: No service

G: No service

F: Two sections, running local. Between 179th and Herald Square and between Jay Street-MetroTech and Avenue X

J: Between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street making all local stops.

L: Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway making all local stops.

M: Between Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and Metropolitan Avenue.

N: Between Ditmars Blvd. (Queens) and 34th Street-Herald Square making all local stops.

Q:: No service

R: Between Jay Street and 95th Street. Both the Franklin Avenue and Rockaway Park S shuttles are suspended.

SIR: Suspended

MTA Bus Service

Bus service has been suspended below 23rd St. in Manhattan due to the lack of electricity creating "a dangerous condition".

MTA buses in other parts of the city are operating normally, fares are being waved.

Shuttle Buses

There will be shuttle buses between the following locations:

Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center and 57th St. via the Manhattan Bridge.

Jay Street-Metro Tech and 57th Street-Lexington Ave. via the Manhattan Bridge.

Hewes Street and 57th Street-Lexington Ave. via the Williamsburg Bridge.

Shuttle buses will run north on 3rd Ave. and south on Lexington Ave.


Staten Island Ferry is still suspended, the terminal is currently swamped.

Private ferry service has resumed between New Jersey and New York.


All New York City schools are closed through the end of the week. Teachers are expected in on Friday.

All CUNY colleges are closed and all classes are cancelled through Thursday. Classes resume on Friday.


Manhattan Courts remain closed, along with some others. More info at

City parks, playgrounds, and beaches are closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions

All HHC (public hospital) outpatient clinic appointments and elective surgeries are cancelled Wednesday, 10/31.

The Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in Manhattan that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until sometime next week.

The New York marathon is scheduled to happen as planned on Sunday.

On Wednesday, scheduled garbage and recycling collections will be suspended so that the City can start its citywide hurricane cleanup operation

Jersey City trash collection will resume in Jersey City Wednesday night, according to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy.