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Emergency Contact Info


Phone Numbers

  • Port Washington Police Dept: 516-883-0500
  • Sands Point Police: 516-883-3100
  • Nassau County American Red Cross: 516- 747-3500
  • Nassau County Police – Heaquarters: 516-573-7000
  • Port Washington Fire Dept: 516-883-2200
  • National Flood Insurance Prog: 800-638-6620
  • American Red Cross–Nassau: 516-747-3500
  • LIPA – Electrical Service Problems: 800-490-0075
  • Nat’l Grid – Gas Service Problems: 800-490-0045


2016 Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run

Dear Residents, The annual Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run (also known as the Turkey Trot) will take place Thursday morning, November 24. The roads along the following route will be closed at 8:00 am and begin to open at approximately 9:30 am with all roads open at approximately 10:30 am. - The race begins on Manorhaven Blvd at Edgewood Road. - Continues onto Cow Neck Rd. - Then south onto Middle Neck Rd and Port Washington Blvd. - Turning onto Sandy Hollow Rd to Harbor Rd. - Then back north onto Shore Rd. - And finally back onto Manorhaven Blvd. Please note Shore Road northbound will be closed at Central Drive by Baxter Pond Park. All residents north of Manorhaven Blvd and Cow Neck Rd (Sands Point & Manorhaven) will be unable to travel south during the road closures. You can review this info at Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to all. Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management If you are receiving this message by phone, it may be because your email address is not on file at

Hermine Prep

Resdients: Brief reminder. This message in not meant to be alarmist; merely precautionary. Firstly, in terms of the Storm Hermine, unfortunately, it still is not clear how much direct impact it will have on our communities. The biggest risk, historically, is of power outages. Based on current information, unless the storm intensifies or changes path, we expect sporadic losses of power. What that actually means at this point is not clear! Localized flooding is the other risk. And while the impact is unclear, it is recommended to take the following 6 steps now. If there is ongoing construction, secure your job site. It is the law in most areas. Keep PSEG-LI tel number handy, in case of outage: 800-490-0075 Homes and business is very low lying areas should prepare for possible flooding. Update your contact info at, for you and your family. Be a friend, forward this email/info to many others in the community in case they are not already signed up. Stay tuned for more information, from either the PWM OEM or from your village/town, as warranted. Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management

Road and Power update Fri, Feb 26. 530pm

Residents: Here is the 530pm update on power and roads. First: By the time you receive this or shortly thereafter, a 100-home section of Barkers Point Rd should be re-energized. Next: There are active crews at Cedar/Prospect/Plum, Woodland, and South Farm. The estimated restoration time is in the next few hours. Next: There are active crews at Soundview, but they won’t complete till an estimated 1:15am. These last two areas should resolve most of the power outages. It is likely there will still be some remaining spot outages. Next: You must re-report as PSEG may not be aware that they are still down. Note: Please go to to update your info, if you haven’t done so. As an example, a traffic alert that affects morning rush will not normally be sent by voice. If you need assistance, you may reply leave a message on 883-0000 or reply to this email. Peter Forman, OEM Commissioner and Deputy Mayor.

Update on roads and power Friday, Feb 26th @1215pm

Residents: Here an important 12:15pm update on roads and power issues. Firstly: Middle Neck Rd is just being cleared and should be open when you receive this message. Next: The major power failure at Barkers Point Rd near Dogwood, which they call a “complex” failure, is expected to be restored by “dinner time”. We think that is likely. That restoration should restore about 20 homes. Next: As of this writing there are still 190 outages. Even if they repair a main circuit, individual homes or smaller branches could still have failures of which PSEG is not aware. We urge you to call them every 2-3 hours, as annoying as that may be. That way, if they restore a main line, and you are still down, they will then be aware. Lastly: An important note, we cannot and do not send all messages by voice. You must register your cell for texting and your email with us to receive ALL of our messages. Please visit to refresh your info or add others. Peter Forman, Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management

Update on roads and power

An update on roads and power: As of 445pm, PSE&G has finally dispatched a crew to clear Middle Neck Rd by the Preserve. We do not expect it to be cleared in time for this evening’s rush hour. As for Barker’s Point Rd and the power issues in that area, it is still not clear whether they will or will not be depowering that section of the village for a prolonged period, and if they do, when that will be. At the moment, BPR, between Sands Point Rd and Dogwood, is now closed. As for other outages, PSE&G is (slowly) making their way through the backlog. That is all for now. Thank you. Peter Forman, Commissioner

Update on road and power losses Feb 25, 2016--very important!

Residents Here is a brief and important update on road and power issues in the Village. 1) Middle Neck Rd, near the Sands Point Golf Club (not the Village Club) is still completely blocked with downed wires and tress. You must use Shore Rd to come to or to leave Sands Point, north of that blockage. We are unable to obtain estimated restoration time. 2) Critically, as we currently understand it, the whole Barkers Point section will lose power later (for emergency restringing of a number of poles) shortly. While there are NO definite time estimates, we are hearing between around 1pm and "dinner time". Please prepare accordingly.