Weather Alert(2)!
"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...snow accumulation of 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 50 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph possible across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...light to moderate snow will accumulate up to 4 inches by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity this evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon. * 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 The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.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... -- Monday Jan.26 15,01:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Long Island Foreclosures

Do you know someone who is facing possible foreclosure on Long Island? If you or someone you know is looking for counseling there are services available to help. By working with a local, government sponsored non-profit you can get valuable assistance and hopefully avoid foreclosure.

Since 2008, Long Island has been struggling with the backlash of the economic downturn. Foreclosures have simply skyrocketed on Long Island. According to a study issued in June 2012 by New York State’s Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, the first quarter of 2011 showed that Nassau and Suffolk counties had the 2nd and 3rd highest rates of foreclosure in the state of New York. Additionally, the report showed that there were almost as many foreclosed homes in Suffolk County as there were in the previous four years combined. Suffolk County has accounted for 85% of all foreclosed homes in Long Island in 2010 and Nassau County accounted for more than half in 2009. The numbers are telling and many families have had no choice but to move away or become homeless. The foreclosure process in New York State is currently taking over 900 days to complete.

Resources are available for homeowners who are teetering on the edge of losing their homes through the U.S. Department of Housing Development (HUD) affordable housing programs and foreclosure avoidance counseling. Additionally, programs are available for Veterans who are facing homelessness through the HUD VASH program. Call the National Center for Homeless Veterans Assistance at 1-877-424-3838.

If you are a first time homebuyer, there are great opportunities to purchase foreclosed homes as banks are overloaded with properties and are responsible for the yard and upkeep on those homes. Some investors have joined forces with local groups who are teaching unemployed folks how scout out and purchase foreclosed homes as a way of providing employment and creating housing for those in need.

Additional Resources:
Real Estate
Mortgage Services
Appraisers
HUD Links
Soup Kitchens
Homeless Shelters

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