By Steven Stites
Saturday, 27 August 2011 00:00
[pullquote]“My staff brought their sleeping bags to work yesterday, because we take this storm as seriously as all New Yorkers do.” ~ Dan Halloran[/pullquote]The office of Council Member Dan Halloran has been operating virtually 24/7 since Saturday morning. Staffers stayed at the office all night Saturday, and the office will remain open all day today to handle constituent issues and emergencies related to Hurricane Irene.
Constituents are invited to call the Council Member’s office at (718) 631-6703 for assistance with issues including lost power, downed trees, damage property, and more. The Council Member’s staff can patch calls through to the property agency, improve emergency response, and make sure the City allocates its resources in a way that helps as many constituents as possible.
On Saturday, Halloran’s office fielded dozens of calls from constituents with concerns about evacuation plans, locating shelters, and other issues. Halloran’s district includes “Zone B” and “Zone C” areas in College Point, Whitestone and Douglaston along the Long Island Sound waterfront.
“My staff brought their sleeping bags to work yesterday, because we take this storm as seriously as all New Yorkers do,” Halloran said. “We will be working throughout Hurricane Irene to protect the people and property of Northeast Queens.”
Residents that have not evacuated are urged to stay inside all day Sunday, and to only use 911 in case of emergency. For non-emergencies, call 311 or the Council Member’s office.