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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 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 tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday 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. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday 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 16,02:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Governor Cuomo Announces at Least $730 Million for Nassau County to Repair and Mitigate Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Largest FEMA Award for an Infrastructure Project after Superstorm Sandy.

Albany, NY - January 11, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that FEMA has given the state approval for its largest infrastructure award, resulting in at least 730 million in funding to repair and mitigate the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant that was severely damaged during the storm. This funding will pay for full repair and state-of-the-art protection against future extreme weather for the Bay Park Plant and its pump stations and other systems. FEMA has committed at least 657 million in funding and Governor Cuomo has committed to use at least 73m in federal community development block grant funds to cover the remainder.

“This will be the largest Sandy infrastructure award and a major victory for the more than 550,000 residents of Nassau County who depend on this critical piece of infrastructure every day,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will cover repairs to the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant that was destroyed during Sandy and strengthen the facility against future storms, including building a state-of-the-art dike to protect against future flooding. The Bay Park Plant project has been a priority in our rebuilding process, and the State remains committed to helping Long Island reach its full recovery and to build back more resilient than before.”

 

The grant will allow Nassau County to repair and fortify this essential piece of infrastructure against future storms. The plant is the largest wastewater treatment facility in the county, treating 58 million gallons each day, and serves more than 550,000 residents which represent 40% of the population in Nassau. The facility was the largest damaged wastewater treatment plant on Long Island.

 

The project includes:

  • Building a large dike around the entire plant to provide protection against the 500-year storm and account for anticipated sea level rise (click here for an image of the proposed dike);
  • Elevating and hardening the Electrical Plant Distribution System and repairing existing generators to take the plant off of temporary power;
  • Elevating and/or hardening as many as 57 pump stations that serve one million residents to protect from floods;
  • Building a larger sewage collection line to accommodate increased flow levels during storm surges; and
  • Hardening and replacing the sludge dewatering equipment and building damaged during Sandy.

During Sandy, engines for the plant’s main pumping system were flooded by 9 feet of water, and sewage began to back up and overflow into low-lying homes and even burst through the street in a neighborhood. The plant shut down for more than 50 hours, and about 200 million gallons of raw sewage flowed into channels and waterways. The flooding destroyed the plant’s electrical system and compromised many other critical systems.

 

In October, to ensure Nassau County was able to move forward with urgent repairs to the Plant, Governor Cuomo announced the State would provide $455 million that would be repaid from various federal sources.

 

To view images of the Bay Park plant’s damage, go to:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/bay-park-dmg.pdf
http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/pump-station-dmg.pdf
http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/sandy-surge-12.pdf

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