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Office of
Emergency Management

Patrick M. Beckley


Joseph Trzepizur

Address: 102 East Ave
Yaphank, New York 11980

 (631) 852-4900
FAX (631) 852-4861

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the county’s response to natural and man-made disasters. OEM personnel are responsible for development of the Comprehensive All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan, the operation of the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and work with local, state, and federal officials in all aspects of shelter management, planning, resource management, and emergency response and recovery activities.

Programs and Services

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Learn about the Emergency Preparedness Registry for those who may need assistance evacuating in an emergency

Suffolk Alert Notifications

Suffolk Emergency Managers and Public Safety Officials will use this system to deliver customized messages directly to homes and business in the event of an actual or impending emergency.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season starts June 1st.

  1. Be Informed
  2. Be Prepared
  3. Know Your Weather Zone
Be Prepared

Build a Disaster Kit
Personal Preparedness
Business Preparedness

Be Informed

Know what to do before, during and after an emergency

Extreme Weather & Natural Disasters

The Risk and How to Prepare

Special Needs Preparedness

View emergency preparedness for people with special needs

Evacuation Guidelines

Things to do during an evacuation

Make an Emergency Plan

Click here to learn how to make an emergency plan


Sheltering and Shelters in Suffolk County


Mitigation for Natural Disasters

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Learn about the Emergency Preparedness for senior residents

Mapping Tool

View the interactive mapping tool Shelter Locator for your information and use to assist with personal preparedness.

Emergency Compliance List

Health Care Providers, Facilities and Suppliers Compliant with SC Law 627-16

Citizen Corps

View volunteer opportunities in Suffolk County

Know Your Zone

Residents and visitors can identify the Storm Surge Zone they are in by this information and using this Interactive Map.

Stay Informed

How to Report an Emergency

For fire and medical emergencies, please dial 911. If you believe that you have been exposed to biological, chemical or radiological agent, or if you believe an intentional threat will occur please contact local emergency responders by calling 911. Dial "911" only for life-threatening emergencies. Do not dial "911" for information. Dial "852-COPS" for non-emergency Police calls in Suffolk County.

How to Stay Informed During and After an Emergency

To get more information during and after an emergency, listen to your local television and radio broadcasts. If needed, contact local authorities such as the police, emergency management office, or health department. Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency.

For a list of emergency contact telephone numbers including 10 towns in Suffolk County, Utilities, County Agencies, Transportation and Emergency Management please click here

If you are told to "Shelter in Place":

  1. Go inside.
  2. Close all windows and doors.
  3. Turn off all ventilation systems.
  4. Turn on radio or television.
  5. Stay calm.
Learn More about Sheltering In Place

If you are told to relocate/evacuate:

  1. Follow instructions.
  2. Take your disaster suppplies kit with you.
  3. Secure your home.
  4. Plan ahead - you may not be able to bring your pets with you. Click here to learn about caring for your pets in an emergency.
  5. Click here to learn more about evacuation.


Before proceeding to a shelter, listen to your local radio or TV station first. In the event of an emergency, the media will be notified as to which shelter will open and at what times.

Public Information For Emergency Events

The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will Provide Instructions and Information for Suffolk County Residents on this web page as needed during Significant Emergencies Events.

View Public Information For Emergency Events.

Non-Emergency Contact Information

You may want to report the situation to our county or state offices of emergency management or health departments:


Emergency Management Entities Confidential Information

Emergency Management Plans

CERT Volunteers

Get Involved Volunteer
Click here to learn about 
the Suffolk County Community
Emergency Response Team

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Suffolk County Community Emergency Response Team

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901