North Hempstead residents are urged residents to sign-up for emergency text alerts through the "Swift911" computerized telephone system so that they can retrieve information in a power outage.
The “Swift911” emergency notification system provides the Town of North Hempstead with a mechanism to rapidly deliver a recorded notification through text message to targeted homes and businesses during a disaster, such as Super Storm Sandy, that causes power loss.
“The use of the Reverse 311 telephone notification system throughout the storm was very effective,” North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman said in a statement. “Given that successful experience, we are advising residents, many of whom were unable to receive the telephone messages because of the loss of power, to sign-up for text messages alerts.”
Sign up on the town’s website by clicking the “Swift911” logo under “Featured Items.” Registration is free.
Public Hearing on Main Street Visioning
North Hempstead will hold a number of public hearings at Tuesday’s Board of Trustee meeting at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. One of the hearings includes a discussion on Main Street Visioning in Port Washington and proposed changes to the zoning code and the proposed overlay district. Earlier discussions drew concerns from some members of the community.