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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. 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. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. -- Friday Feb.12 16,03:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Legislator Calarco Expands Animal Protection Law

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Establishes a Voluntary Rating System for Groomers.

Hauppauge, NY - March 4, 2014 - On March 4, 2014 the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously passed (18-0) Legislator Calarco’s bill to expand animal protection. The legislation, originally passed in 2011, established a voluntary ratings board for pet stores in Suffolk County. Legislator Calarco’s amendments changes the name of the program to the “Animal Protection Program” so that it covers other domestic pets and now includes groomers as eligible to receive ratings. 
 
“I received a call from a constituent whose dogs were badly injured due to an unscrupulous groomer. You don’t need a license to groom a pet nor do you need any training. By allowing groomers to go before this voluntary ratings board Suffolk County might be able to provide a little more oversight and give pet owners peace of mind,” stated Legislator Calarco. 
 
Specifically, Resolution IR 1040-2014 provides for voluntary ratings of pet groomers by the Animal Protection Board. The Board is comprised of animal rights advocates, veterinarians and people involved in the pet industry. 
 
“I cannot thank Legislator Calarco enough for his efforts on this pet grooming bill,” stated Medford resident, Laura Hughes. Ms. Hughes first brought this issue to Legislator Calarco’s attention after her dogs were injured by a groomer. “Consumers will no longer be in the dark when it comes to choosing a groomer and this gives us an extra level of comfort when choosing groomers for these special members of our family,” she continued.
 
“Our goal is to provide consumers with information so when they chose a groomer, they will know if they act in a humane and proper manner,” Legislator Calarco stated.

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