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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening... * heat index values...up to 104 across Metro northeastern New Jersey...and peaking around 100 elsewhere. This will be due to temperatures in the lower to mid 90s and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s. * Timing...highest heat indices this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of the heat and humidity will increase the risk for heat related health issues...especially for the elderly...those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease...those working outdoors...and other heat sensitive groups of people. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends... family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1. -- Monday Jul.25 16,09:48 AM

Make a Difference in 2013 - Volunteer with the Long Island Crisis Center and Save a Life

2013 can be the year you make a difference in someone’s life by becoming a volunteer at Long Island Crisis Center.

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January 21, 2013 Bellmore, NY – 2013 can be the year you make a difference in someone’s life by becoming a volunteer at Long Island Crisis Center.  The Crisis Center, the 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in its upcoming Counselor Assistant Training Program.  No experience is necessary and the hours are flexible (around-the-clock) to accommodate the individual needs of volunteers. 

The free, comprehensive orientation training program takes place over 3 three-hour sessions at the Crisis Center’s office in Bellmore.  February’s training will be held on 3 successive Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on February 6th, 13th and 20th.  March’s training will be held on 3 successive Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on March 7th, 14th and 21st.  For more information, check out the website, www.longislandcrisiscenter.org and click on “Volunteer;” then call 516-826-0244 to schedule an interview.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

Fran Karliner
516-826-0244
www.longislandcrisiscenter.org

 

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