Coram, NY – According to the National Weather Service, a hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Suffolk County from Thursday, October 1 until Tuesday, October 6th. Heavy rains are possible later this week through the weekend with the potential for gale force winds Friday and Saturday.

“Currently, there are conflicting reports for the track of Hurricane Joaquin and my staff and I will be diligently tracking this storm,” said Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro. “The Brookhaven Highway Department has its equipment ready and our crews will be out working to address whatever this storm may bring our way.”

If you see downed wires during this time, DO NOT GO NEAR THEM and report them to PSEG immediately at 1-800-490-0075. To report a Highway related issue, please call 631-451-9200. Also, please make sure to keep ice in a cooler and have plenty of food and water in your home, as well as batteries in case of a power outage. Keep your cell phone fully charged and use it as little as possible in case of a power outage.  Quickly report an outage by texting "OUT" to PSEGLI  (773454). You will receive confirmation that your outage has been submitted and will begin receiving ongoing updates as the status of your outage changes. This requires one time registration. To register text REG to 773454.