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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 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 16,07:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Long Island Autism Advocate & Educator Named to Town of North Hempstead's Women's Roll of Honor

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Laurie Murdock of Port Washington, NY and founder and executive director of The Mosaic School for Autism in Wantagh, NY is named to the Town ...

Port Washington, NY - April 23rd, 2013 - Laurie Murdock of Port Washington, NY and founder and executive director of The Mosaic School for Autism in Wantagh, NY was recently named to the Town of North Hempstead’s 20th Annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor. Murdock, who was joined by 15 other elite honorees, earned this distinguished designation in recognition of her long-term advocacy and support within Long Island’s autism community.  

"Reading Laurie’s story about raising two children of her own with autism and how she founded The Mosaic School to not only help her own children but also other families really made her stand out as the perfect honoree," says Town of North Hempstead Clerk Leslie Gross. "Beyond just honoring Laurie and her mission at the Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast, The Town of North Hempstead continues to be supportive of Laurie’s mission and is regularly involved in trying to meet the needs of residents who have children with autism and are in need of special services. Being able to highlight the work that Laurie does allows us the ability to share Laurie’s expertise as a valuable reference and resource for our community residents."  

An autism educator and advocate of nearly 20 years, Murdock has become a major catalyst in the autism sector and is responsible for the organization and management of such successful autism events and programs as an annual Bowl-a-Thon and Performing Artists for Autism Education. Incorporating the need for understanding, tolerance and acceptance as part of her autism awareness campaign, Murdock is currently working on the development of a new autism education program for non-disabled students, which she believes should be part of the curriculum of every private and public school.

"It is an honor and so humbling to be in the company of such remarkable women leaders, each of whom represent an important voice on Long Island and are actively working hard to make a difference," says Murdock. "It is particularly uplifting to receive this recognition as we enter April’s Autism Awareness Month. With autism now affecting 1 in every 50 children, it is even more important for us to work together not only to raise awareness but also to help develop understanding and acceptance. I am so proud to be representing a voice within today’s autism community and to have the Town of North Hempstead’s support as I continue my efforts to help make the world a better place for people with autism."

Given out each year in conjunction with March Women’s History Month, the May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor recognizes extraordinary women residents living within the Town of North Hempstead who have made a contribution to their community, possess a special personal talent, and/or have accomplished a significant achievement through public or private initiatives.

About The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc.
The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc., which is affiliated with The Mosaic School for Autism, actively seeks to generate awareness of autism and its challenges as it also raises funds to increase opportunities for people with autism so they can participate in appropriate educational, social and recreational activities. For more information about The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc., please call 516-765-3696 or visit www.themosaicschool.org.


About the Mosaic School for Autism
Founded by Laurie Murdock, an autism educator and advocate who has two children with autism, The Mosaic School for Autism is a private school that serves children with autism ranging from the ages of five through 21. Students at The Mosaic School receive a high quality, hands-on education that is tailored to suite their unique behavioral and learning needs, with emphasis on fostering the communication, social and academic skills necessary for living and functioning within the family, school and community environments. Each student’s program is developed in close cooperation with the individual’s family and school district along with any other professionals working with the family. The Mosaic School is also actively involved in outreach efforts, offering experienced autism consultants, educators and aides to work with students with autism in their homes, schools, and communities. For more information about the Mosaic Outreach Program, ABA WORKS!, call 516-765-3697. For more information about The Mosaic School, please call 516-765-3696 or visit www.themosaicschoo.org.

 

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