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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. 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. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills this morning... * temperatures this morning range from near zero to 10 degrees below during this time...coupled with strong...gusty winds...are expected to produce life threatening wind chills as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures today will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,09:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Counties Team With Local Hospitals to Address Sandy-Related Health Concerns

Local News, Health & Wellness

Nassau and Suffolk counties have formed partnership with local hospitals to help address residents health concerns associated with Superstorm Sandy.

Long Islanders have been exposed to a hoard of potentially hazardous materials following Superstorm Sandy, including water contaminated with sewage, oil and gasoline, as well as mold, household chemicals, carbon monoxide, asbestos and lead.  

In order to address the health concerns associated with cleaning up after Sandy, Nassau County has partnered with North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Systems Department of Population Health and the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Center, Winthrop University Hospital Department of Occupational Health and Nassau University Medical Department of Occupational Health.  These departments offer expertise that can help residents who have questions regarding potential health problems stemming from the storm.
 
“As our residents continue to cope with the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, this partnership provides an additional resource for those who may be experiencing adverse health effects,” County Executive Mangano said in a statement.  
 
“This partnership provides an additional safety net and is a great resource to our residents in their time of need,” Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein said.  
 
Nassau County residents can direct their questions regarding environmental exposures related to Superstorm Sandy to one of the three hospitals.  
 
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Systems Department of Population Health and the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Center, 1-855-473-6399
 
Suffolk County has forged a similar partnership with Stony Brook Medicine’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  Residents with Sandy-related health concerns can reach the department at 631-444-6250.
 
 
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