North Hempstead residents without power can find some relief in Superstorm Sandy's aftermath, thanks to three comfort stations that will open within the town on Saturday.
“The town’s Comfort Stations offer a place to get out of the cold and into an indoor heated environment,” Supervisor Jon Kaiman said, in a statement. “Those still without power are in need of some basic necessities; the ability to charge a cell phone or computer, access the internet, or even just take a hot shower can go a long way right now.”
North Hempstead Comfort Stations will offer residents heated indoor locations to charge their electronic devices, access free Wi-Fi, and take a hot shower.
The following Comfort Stations will begin opening Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Aquatic Activity Center at Tully Park
1801 Evergreen Avenue
New Hyde Park
North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center
141 Garden Street
The Clubhouse at Harbor Links Golf Course
1 Fairway Drive
Officials note that comfort stations are not meant as shelter housing. A list of Red Cross shelters is available to residents by calling 311.
Residents are asked to bring toiletries and towels.
For more information on North Hempstead’s Comfort Stations, call 311. For the latest, photos, videos and information of the Town’s recovery efforts, visit the town's Facebook page.