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"Fire Weather Warning" ...Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening for the tri-state area... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a red flag warning for the tri-state area...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * Affected area...northeast NJ...NYC Metro...Long Island... southern CT...and lower Hudson Valley. * Winds...sustained winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 30 mph. * Relative humidity...20 to 30 percent. * Timing...12 PM to 8 PM today. * Impacts...rapid fire spread if ignition occurs. A wind shift is expected by this evening that may create additional hazards for any ongoing fires. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry fuels will create a significantly elevated fire growth potential. -- Saturday Apr.18 15,09:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library to Celebrate Día! Diversity in Action

The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library will join libraries across the nation on Friday, May 1, from 4-6 pm, in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros.

Governor Cuomo Announces Earth Week 2015

Families can celebrate Earth Week at dozens of events statewide. Commissioners dispatched to highlight key accomplishments.

Project Picture Day to Photograph Students in Haiti and Kenya

Project Picture Day fosters emotional needs of students in underserved communities through organized school picture days.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Friendly Pups Alvin & Lilabeth and Itty Bitty Kitty Little Bit!

Head down to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh this weekend to meet some wonderful dogs and cats- all of which are available for adoption right now!

Bronx Man Arrested for Burglarizing Hicksville Store

The Second Squad reports the details of an Arrest for Burglary that occurred on November 16, 2013 in Hicksville.

Smithtown Teen Going the Distance for Community With First Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race & Half Mile Fun Run

Smithtown West High School Junior Rachel Gladstone is organizing the first Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race and Half Mile Fun Run as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.

Brooklyn Man Arrested for Nassau Return Fraud Scam

The Third Squad reports the details of a Grand Larceny arrest at 3:45pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

East End Arts 19th Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Downtown Riverhead, fun for the entire family!

Legislator Anker Attends 5th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Program at Northport VA

Legislator Anker Attends 5th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Program at Northport VA.

Guardians of Rescue Announces New Chapter Partnership, Seeking Veteran for Service Dog

One special dog who will complete training in June is seeking a veteran to be united with.

Man Wanted for Robbing Center Moriches Chase Bank

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in Center Moriches.

Mangano & Eisenstein Promote The Importance Of Immunizations During National Infant Immunization Week, April 18th-25th

In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind parents, caregivers and healthcare providers of the critical role that vaccinations provide in safeguarding children.

Miller Place Man Arrested for Rocky Point Capital One Bank Robbery

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Rocky Point bank this morning.

Duo Wanted for Mugging Valley Stream Teen

The Fourth Squad is investigating an Attempted Robbery that occurred on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm in Valley Stream.

Man Wanted for Stealing Laptop from Patchogue Best Buy

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole a laptop from a Patchogue store.

Copiague Man Seriously Injured in North Amityville Crash

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a crash that seriously injured a man in North Amityville this morning.

Derby Day at Belmont Park: New York's Triple Crown Headquarters

Derby Day at Belmont Park: New York's Triple Crown Headquarters.

DEC Welcomes Out-of-State Crews for Southern Pine Beetle Work

Crews arrive from New Hampshire, Maine and Nova Scotia.

Suffolk Theater Owners, Bob & Dianne Castaldi to Receive NYS Preservation Award for The Suffolk Theater!

Presented by Commissioner Rose Harvey of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

East End Arts Named as Finalist in Third Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

Long Island Imagine Awards Winners to Be Announced on Tuesday, May 5 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
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