Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,03:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Long Island Taxis go PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

Community, Charity & Cause, Press Releases

tand up against breast cancer simply by sitting down—in a specially Designated “LITTOA Pink Rides to benefit the Long Island Breast Cancer Action coalitions.

(Nassau County, New York)—Stand up against breast cancer simply by sitting down—in  a specially Designated “LITTOA Pink Rides to benefit the Long Island Breast Cancer Action coalitions:  1 in 9 Hewlett House - 13  taxis operated by: Arena Taxi, Dawson Taxi, Long Island Checker Cab, Long Island Yellow Taxi, Sunset Taxi, Syosset Taxi, Valley Stream Taxi and Village Car Service

For the entire month of October, LITTOA members have painted thirteen of their Taxis Pink, and each company contribute $100 each week per “Pink Ride” vehicle to the 1 in 9 Hewlett House: 1in 9's Hewlett House  is a non-profit community learning resource center open to the public. The goal of the Hewlett House is to provide patients and their families a free, warm and welcoming place to obtain resources and education. It is a safe haven for those whose lives have been by touched by cancer.  The Hewlett House offers a place to come receive information. There is no additional cost to passengers, and drivers are not allowed to accept donations. However, If passengers wish to donate they can simply visit the 1 in 9 website to donate directly to the Hewlett House:  at : www.1in9.org.
 
“Every time a passenger rides in our pink vehicles, from October 1 through October 31, they’ll know they are riding in a vehicle that is helping to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer,” Says Jason Verity LITTOA spokesperson. "Every one of us has a story about someone we know with breast cancer,”  “I hope that people see these vehicles and are spurred on to do something on their own, whether that be doing their own fundraiser, helping out a friend with breast cancer, or maybe even just making sure they or a loved one get themselves screened. Last year the public response was incredible. We had many requests daily from our customers to drive in Our PINK Ride vehicles. We had to recruit even more companies to participate in the Pink Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness say’s Jason Verity LITTOA spokesperson.
 
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A special thanks to Daniella Kirkfeild, Interwest United  Agency, Associate member & Pink Ride sponsor, Long Island’s K-joy is hosting a spot the Pink Ride photo contest $500.00 prize visit kjoy.com for more info.

CONTACT (for more info and photos): 
Jason Verity
516-784-8516 
Dawsontaxi1924@aol.com
 
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