Weather Alert(3)!
"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts...especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide with potential for up to 4 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.0-11.0.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.3-11.3.......moderate... , "Special Statement" A band of snow has developed and will impact the commute from central and northern Suffolk County westward into portions of New York City. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected...so please exercise extreme caution when traveling late this afternoon. -- Monday Jan.26 15,03:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Mercy Center Ministries

436 West Main Street , Patchogue, NY 11775

Phone: 631-447-3978 Fax: 631-447-0113

Mercy Center Ministries has three residential programs: one designated for homeless/runaway females ages 16-21(Patchogue location), and two others for homeless females 16-21 who are pregnant or parenting (Blue Point & Sayville locations). We are not a religious organization, we are non-denominational. A young woman may be referred by anyone, or she can refer herself- there are no barriers to our services unless the youth is mentally unstable, currently abusing alcohol or drugs, or has a recent history of violent behavior.  We refer those youths to more appropriate programs.  

Our residents look like any other teen you see, but they have a terrible home life that they need to leave.  Coming to Mercy gives them safety, structure and a place to heal.  Mercy is not foster care, the youth may return home whenever she wants to. We encourage and facilitate family reunification when possible. Most, if not all of our residents come to us from abusive, addicted or neglectful guardians. Our program provides the youth with case management, counseling, food, shelter, recreation and independent living skills and for our teen moms-parenting training.  All residents are required to re-enter school in either their home district or the district where our homes are located. 

To make a donation contact Laura Rizzo, Associate Director at lcrmercy@gmail.com

 
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